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The Servant (방자전)

방자전 (Bang-ja-jeon)

Directed by Kim Dae-woo (김대우)

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124min | Release date in South Korea :

Formerly known as "Bang-ja Chronicles"
Bang-ja bumps into the noble Mong-lyong. When Mong-lyong decides to take him under his wing, Bang-ja gets to share a room with the wise, MA. While sharing the room, MA teaches Bang-ja of all the arts of seduction. When strolling the park one day, Mong-lyong meets Chun-hyang, the daughter of the owner of the park, and he instantly falls in love and encourages Bang-ja to arrange a meeting with her. But Bang-jas feeling for her was also the same and he seeks advice from Ma. Ma tells him of Chun-hyangs real intention to win over Mong-lyong for his social status. Without knowing, Mong-lyong urges for a second meeting with Chun-hyang. Bang-jas anger towards Mong-lyong for using his nobility to attract her heart triggers his plan to use Mas art of seduction. Successfully he wins her heart and body, but under the condition that he will help her to get married to Mong-lyong. Everything seems to go as planned but when Mong-lyong finds out their relationship, whole thing is about to go wrong.
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"Bang-ja Chronicles" (BANGJAJEON) is a motion picture twist to Chunhyangjeon, a classic Korean romance novel. In this new film, Kim changes its plot - in the original novel, it's a love story of Mongryong and Chunhyang, but in the film, Bangja, Mongryong's servant, joins in to make it a love triangle.

Kim Joo-hyeok plays Bangja, Ryoo Seung-beom as Mongryong and Jo Yeo-jeong as Chunhyang. The film opens on June 3.

The original novel has been adapted into movies several times, most notably as SEONG CHUNHYANG in 1961 by Shin Sang-ok. Starring Choi Eun-hee and Kim Jin-gyu as Chunhyang and Mongryong, respectively, it was one of the first full color-cinemascope Korean films. Veteran director Im Kwon-taek also made his own adaptation CHUNHYANG in 2000, starring Jo Seung-woo and Lee Hyo-jeong.

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 Produced by
 Lim Seung-yong (임승용)
Distribution
CJ Entertainment (CJ Entertainment)
Staff
 Kim Jeong-hwan-I (김정환)
 Production department
 Jo Seong-geol (조성걸)
 Production department
 Lim Seung-yong (임승용)
 Production department
 Kim Jae-beom (김재범)
 Editing department
Technics
124 min 35mm Cinemascope (2.35)
Web site
www.bangja2010.co.kr...
Festival(s) & award(s)
Sales or release dates & Box Office
Airing dates : 2010/06/03
South Korean Box Office
Source : www.cine21.com & www.kobis.or.kr
As of 2010.09.12 : 3,013,760 admissions (total)
As of 2010.08.01 : 3,012,401 admissions (total)
As of 2010.07.25 : 3,010,967 admissions (total)
As of 2010.07.18 : 3,003,471 admissions (total)
As of 2010.07.11 : 2,967,741 admissions (total)
As of 2010.07.04 : 2,856,751 admissions (total)
As of 2010.06.27 : 2,614,963 admissions (total)
As of 2010.06.20 : 2,258,885 admissions (total)
As of 2010.06.13 : 1,677,854 admissions (total)
As of 2010.06.06 : 885,394 admissions (total)
As of 2010.05.30 : 3,893 admissions (total)

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