Vegetarian (film)

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Hangul 채식주의자
Revised Romanization Chaesikju-uija
McCune–Reischauer Ch'aeshikchuŭija
Directed by Lim Woo-Seong
Written by Lim Woo-Seong
Starring Chae Min-seo
Kim Hyun-Sung
Kim Yeo-jin
Music by Jeong Yong-jin
Cinematography Kang Chang-bae
Edited by Mun In-dae
Blue Tree Pictures
Distributed by Sponge
Release date
  • October 9, 2009 (2009-10-09) (Pusan)
  • January 22, 2010 (2010-01-22) (Sundance)
  • February 18, 2010 (2010-02-18) (South Korea)
Running time
113 minutes
Country South Korea
Language Korean
Box office ₩26,459,000[1]

Vegetarian (Hangul채식주의자) is a 2010 South Korean drama film directed by Lim Woo-Seong based on the same-titled novel by Han Kang.[2] The film debuted at the 14th Busan International Film Festival on October 8, 2009 and was later released in South Korea on February 18, 2010. In January 2010, it was invited to the World Cinema Narrative Competition at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival.

Justin Chang, writing for Variety, said, "Body horror and body art are conjoined in the tastefully kinky" film, which is a "tonally extreme portrait of a woman who swears off meat before retreating into a literally vegetative state". He felt that the film was "an audacious if borderline risible psychodrama".[3]



  1. ^ "KOFIC 영화관 입장권 통합전산망 :: 영화정보". Korean Film Council (in Korean). Retrieved October 21, 2016. 
  2. ^ Mudge, James (June 23, 2012). "Vegetarian (2009) Movie Review". Retrieved October 21, 2016. 
  3. ^ Chang, Justin (February 1, 2010). "Review: 'Vegetarian'". Variety. Penske Media Corporation. Retrieved October 21, 2016. 

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