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Heart is... (마음이...)

마음이... (Ma-eum-i...)

Directed by Oh Dal-gyoon (오달균), Park Eun-hyeong (박은형)

Screenplay by , ,


97min | Release date in South Korea :

Alternative title : Hearty Paws


11-year-old Chan-yi is looking after his lovely younger sister So-yi, by himself ever since their mother left them to find her own future. Despite their desperate situation of being abandoned by family and neighbors, these kids try their best to carry on life. One day, a little puppy joins this small family as Chan-yi steals it from an old couple’s kennel as a gift his sister’s birthday. Especially clever, this dog, whose name is “Ma-eum”, returns the love received from his new family with great loyalty and it seems as though their happiness would continue forever…only until a sudden accident brings them into collapse.


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  • [Review] Heart Is…

    2012/05/18, Source
    One of the many versions of the cover If you saw this film with friends you probably noticed something. Anybody who was present didn't leave with dry eyes. Heart is... is a melancholy tale about a wonderfully innocent pair of children, neglected by their mother, forced to live with relatives, who eventually move and are unable to support them any longer. Directed by Oh Dal-gyoon, "Heart is..." is a tragic masterpiece which comments on the brutality of society, particularly on the dimension of human trafficking,...More
  • 'Blind' sees promising potential

    2011/08/18, Source
    Actress Kim Ha-neul appears as a visually impaired woman who witnesses a hit-and-run in the thriller "Blind". / Courtesy of NEW By Lee Hyo-won Physical disabilities craft the most interesting protagonists and the edgiest thrillers. Characters readily fall into dangerous traps, simple cat-and-mouse chases become complicated, and viewers sigh with a greater sense of relief when they manage to escape despite the odds. There have been films such as "Mute Witness", "Wait Until Dark" and "Julia's Eyes", and Korean cinema finally sees new possibilities for the genre in Ahn Sang-hoon's "Blind", in which a visually impaired young woman must deal with a serial rapist-killer,...More
  • 2010 Korean Cinema Lineup
    2009/12/27, Source
    By Lee Hyo-won
    Staff Reporter

    The past year represented hope and revitalization for Korean cinema. While problems such as piracy linger on, the forecast for 2010 cinema appears promising with diverse projects in the making.

    Cineastes are finding inspiration from the past and are bringing rem,...
  • [ChanMi's movie news] Jang Nara is 41kg!

    2009/10/08, Source
    For a character in the film, Jang Nara has been only 38kg only! However, she has gained a bit more weight of 41kg! At the press conference for the upcoming movie, "Sky and Sea" she told the press her weight. Usually she had been 45 kg which is still a very low weight. However, while filming she was 38kg! Her characer, Ha-neul meaning Sky is a weak girl who has always been inside her home. She had to be a character who was very frail and fragile. Ha-neul has a disability, a syndrome which her b,...More
  • Jang Nara Apprehensive of Big Screen Roles

    2009/10/07, Source
    Singer/actress Jang Nara, who made a comeback after a six-year break, says she is scared of taking a new movie role because her appearance in the,...More
  • Jang Nara 'Not Obssessed with Changing Image'

    2009/02/06, Source
    "I only had several acting roles in the early days of my career but my onscreen image became so fixed I was perplexed. But now, I'm not. I don't choose drama roles for the sake of changing my image. M,...More
  • KIM Beom and YOO Seung-ho cast in "71"
    2008/11/04, Source
    Rising young stars Kim Beom and Yoo Seung-ho will act side-by-side in the upcoming film "71". Feature film debutant JO Seung-hee will be at the helm.

    The film is based on a true incident,...
  • Child actor YOO Seung-ho returns to the big screen

    2008/04/21, Source
    Yoo Seung-ho is one of Korea's most popular child actors since the film,...More
  • Osaka Korean Film Week Begins Dec. 8
    2007/11/30, Source
    The Osaka Korean Cultural Center will hold the Korean Film Week festival again this year (Dec.8-14). Korean films introduced to the Kansai region for the first time will be screened at downtown Shinsaibashi theaters.

    The event also marks the center's reopening and will feature the latest film More
  • This Week's New Movies
    2006/10/27, Source
    Let's get a check of what's playing in movie theatres across Korea this week.
    We have two domestic productions both of them touching dramas.
    There's also a comedy from the U.S, and a real-life thriller from Australia.
    Here's Son Heekyung.

    Two heartwarming Korean films, perfect for the autumn s,...
  • Top Dog
    2006/10/19, Source
    "Maumy" ("Heart is...".), set to open in theaters on October 26, is a movie about a deep friendship between a dog named Maumy and a brother (Yoo Seung-ho) and sister (Kim Hyan,...More

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Showbox (쇼박스)
 Jeon Yong-seong (전용성)
 Lee Jeon-ho (이전호)
 Poster designer
 Yoon Chang-eob (윤창업)
 Production department
 Moon Bong-seop (문봉섭)
 Production department
 Kim Woo-taek (김우택)
 Production department
 Choi Sang-hoon-II (최상훈)
 Directing department
 Ahn Sang-hyeon (안상현)
 Special effets team
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97 min 35mm Cinemascope (2.35)
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Sales or release dates & Box Office
Airing dates : 2006/10/26
South Korean Box Office
Source : &
As of 2006.11.19 : 765,811 admissions (total)
As of 2006.11.12 : 686,210 admissions (total)
As of 2006.11.05 : 520,975 admissions (total)
As of 2006.10.29 : 280,685 admissions (total)

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I like Yoo Seung Ho here! Sooo captivating in acting! :D
2011-06-02 20:12:07
2008-11-01 15:48:39
Nice Movie. All of the kids in our home cried when they saw this film. They are succesful in conveying the films message to the audience :-)
this is a very heartwarming movie & highly recommended; that dog Dali is so smart! i also love this child actor Yoo seung! i'd see this again next time it's one of my favorites!
2008-09-17 16:59:20
2008-01-15 07:15:43
i can't wait to see this movie! you're so good in Sad Love Story w/c i just finished watching on dvd! stay cool!
and I LOVE that dog. in the movie, he was such a good dog, and he was so cool.
2007-10-02 18:57:19
2007-10-02 18:56:38
this was such a great movie, i couldnt stop crying. i cried throughout the whole thing. wahhhh, one of the best movies.
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