The Huntresses

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The Huntresses
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Hangul조선미녀총사
Hanja朝鮮美女銃士
Revised RomanizationJoseonminyeo Samchongsa
McCune–ReischauerChosŏnminyŏ Samch'ongsa
Directed byPark Jae-hyun
Produced byKang Chul-kyu
Written byKim Ga-young
Kang Chul-kyu
Kim Ba-da
StarringHa Ji-won
Kang Ye-won
Son Ga-in
Joo Sang-wook
Music byHwang Sang-jun
CinematographyYoon Hong-sik
Edited bySteve M. Choe
Distributed byShowbox/Mediaplex
Release date
  • January 29, 2014 (2014-01-29)
Running time
107 minutes
CountrySouth Korea
LanguageKorean
Box officeUS$2,707,851[1]

The Huntresses (Korean조선미녀 삼총사; RRJoseonminyeo Samchongsa; lit. "Joseon Trio of Beauties") is a 2014 South Korean film directed by Park Jae-hyun.[2] A Charlie's Angels-inspired action/adventure comedy, it stars Ha Ji-won, Kang Ye-won and Son Ga-in as the three most legendary bounty hunters in the Joseon dynasty.[3][4][5][6]

Plot[edit]

The intelligent and talented martial arts swordswoman Jin-ok (Ha Ji-won), housewife and fighter Hong-dan (Kang Ye-won), and Ga-bi (Son Ga-in), the youngest of the trio: These three women are the Joseon dynasty's top bounty hunters, and they never fail to capture a target, no matter the criminal or the crime. They set out on a secret mission commissioned by the king to search for the stauroscope, and in doing so, prevent a powerful group from gaining absolute power and overturning the royal family.[7][8]

Cast[edit]

Fearless leader of the group with unstoppable drive and charisma. Also an inventor of unique weapons with the ability to disguise herself.
A married woman ("ajumma") who is better at throwing daggers than cooking and better in tumbling than housework. She's swift with a sword and thinks money is the best thing on earth.
The youngest of the group, she's a fist first and ask questions later kind of person.
A monk (Mu-myeong literally means "no name").
A warrior who threatens the three women.
  • Choi Seong-min as Kim Ja-heon
  • Park Dong-bin as One-eyed 1
  • Ha Yong-jin as One-eyed 2
  • Yoon Hee-won as Police chief
  • Hwang Taek-ha as Eop-dong
  • Han Yeong-soo as Chil-bok
  • Lee Yoo-joon as Gan-nan
  • Kang Min-ho as Maeng-ga
  • Lee Jang-hoon as Mo Seok-doo
  • Park Il-mok as Gong-goo
  • Seo Gwang-jae as Gong-chil
  • Han Kook-jin as Maeng-ga's colleague
  • Lee Hee-seok as Hong-dan's husband
  • Jin Ji-hee as young Jin-ok
  • Chae Sang-woo as young Sa-hyeon
  • Shin Yi-joon as young Ga-bi
  • Kang Min-ah as young Hong-dan
  • Jung Ho-bin as Jo Yoo-sik (cameo)
  • Gong Jung-hwan as Monarch (cameo)
  • Song Sae-byeok as Raiding constable Song (cameo)
  • Wang Hee-ji as Pa Heul-nae (cameo)
  • Jang Hee-soo as Hong-dan's mother-in-law (cameo)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Huntresses". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2014-03-24.
  2. ^ Kim, Hyun-min (18 January 2013). "THE HUNTRESSES Is a Fresh and Unique Adventure". Korean Film Council. Retrieved 2013-01-21.
  3. ^ Lee, Hye-ji (21 December 2012). "Actress Ha Ji-won, Singer Gain's Period Action Pic Crank Up". TenAsia. Archived from the original on 13 November 2013. Retrieved 2012-12-21.
  4. ^ Oh, Mi-jung (21 December 2012). "Brown Eyed Girls′ Gain Finishes Shooting for Three Joseon Angels". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2012-12-21.
  5. ^ "Ha Ji Won to Appear in a Joseon Period Charlie's Angels Film". Soompi. 26 April 2012. Retrieved 2012-12-21.
  6. ^ Lee, Cory (9 January 2014). "Ha Ji-won, Gain to Show Sensual Moves in The Huntresses". TenAsia. Archived from the original on 11 January 2014. Retrieved 2014-01-18.
  7. ^ Lee, So-dam (30 December 2013). "Ha Ji Won, Kang Yea Won and Brown Eyed Girls' Gain Transform into Three Joseon Angels". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2014-01-31.
  8. ^ Song, Soon-jin (8 January 2014). "Press Conference Held for THE HUNTRESSES". Korean Film Council. Retrieved 2014-01-21.
  9. ^ Oh, Mi-jung (23 January 2014). "Brown Eyed Girls' Gain Says She was Jealous of Kang Yea Won's Body". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2014-01-31.

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