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Clown of a Salesman (약장수)

약장수 (yak-jang-soo)

Directed by Jo Chi-eon (조치언)

Screenplay by

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104min | Release date in South Korea :

Synopsis
Il-bum works hard to pay off his daughterís hospital bills but one day gets fired for being wrongly accused as a molester. After series of failures, Il-bum finds a job at a PR company which provides free entertainment to old women in exchange for buying their products. Il-bum feels shameful to play dirty tricks on old women but he has no other choice. Despite his initial concerns, Il-bum starts to feel a sense of worth entertaining old women. A new team member, Ok-nim joins and Il-bum becomes a good friend to her, making her feel warm and safe which she never gets from her own son. But, the joy of their friendship wonít hold long when Il-bumís debt reaches beyond help.

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    2015/05/09
    Il-beom (played by Kim In-kwon) is forced by circumstance to look for well-paying work in morally duplicitous places, and ends up degrading himself for the amusement of older women, as part of a dubious but most likely legal scam to get them to buy overpriced consumer goods. What the women get out of this peculiar arrangement is initially unclear, but that much is quickly answered by Ok-nim (played by Lee Joo-sil), an older woman with little to look forward to in life except for these little junkets,...More

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Airing dates : 2015/04/23
South Korean Box Office
Source : www.cine21.com & www.kobis.or.kr
As of 2015.06.14 : 43 490  admissions (total)
As of 2015.05.10 : 41 758  admissions (total)
As of 2015.05.03 :  40 513  admissions (total)
As of 2015.04.26 : 27 559  admissions (total)

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