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The Soul-Mate (원더풀 고스트)

원더풀 고스트 (won-deo-pul go-seu-teu)

Directed by Jo Won-hee-I (조원희)

Screenplay by

Comedy Crime Drama Human

97min | Release date in South Korea :

Formerly knonw as "Wonderful Ghost" and "Wonderful Life - 2016" (원더풀 라이프, won-deo-pul lai-peu)
Started filming: 2016/08/10
Wrapped up filming: 2016/10/10
Based in Hongseong, Choongchung-namdo, a Judo instructor named Jang-soo (Ma Dong-seok), who thinks only about his family after losing his wife, meets a policeman named Tae-jin (Kim Young-kwang) who can't stand injustice.


The Soul-Mate | Cast

  • Ma Dong-seok (마동석)
    Ma Dong-seok (마동석)
    Jang-soo (장수)
  • Kim Young-kwang (김영광)
    Kim Young-kwang (김영광)
    Tae-jin (태진)
  • Lee Yoo-young (이유영)
    Lee Yoo-young (이유영)
    Hyeon-ji (현지)
  • Choi Gwi-hwa (최귀화)
    Choi Gwi-hwa (최귀화)
    Jong-sik (종식)
  • Joo Jin-mo-I (주진모)
    Joo Jin-mo-I (주진모)
    Police inspector Yang (양경감)
  • Choi Yoo-ri (최유리)
    Choi Yoo-ri (최유리)
    Do-kyeong (도경)
  • Heo Jae-ho (허재호)
    Heo Jae-ho (허재호)
    Poong-gi (풍기)
  • Ko Kyu-pil (고규필)
    Ko Kyu-pil (고규필)
    Bong-goo (봉구)
  • Cha Rae-hyung (차래형)
    Cha Rae-hyung (차래형)
    Schemer (살살이)
  • Kwak Jin-seok (곽진석)
    Kwak Jin-seok (곽진석)
    Poong-gi's henchman 1 (풍기부하1)
    Jeong Jae-heon (정재헌)
    Poong-gi's henchman 2 (풍기부하2)
    Ryoo Seong-cheol (류성철)
    Poong-gi's henchman 3 (풍기부하3)
  • Kim Ah-ra (김아라)
    Kim Ah-ra (김아라)
    So-yeong (소영)
  • Lee Yeong-seok (이영석)
    Lee Yeong-seok (이영석)
    Landlord (집주인)
  • Bae Jung-hwa (배정화)
    Bae Jung-hwa (배정화)
    Do-kyeong's mother (도경모)
    Park-bom (박봄)
    Young Do-kyeong (어린도경)
  • Pyo Jin-gi (표진기)
    Pyo Jin-gi (표진기)
    Male nurse (남자간호사)
    Park Byeong-wook (박병욱)
    Professor Hwang (황교수)
    Yoon Seong-min (윤성민)
    Harbor thief (항구도둑)
    Kim Tae-yeop (김태엽)
    Rough-talking guy on bus (버스막말남)
    Kim Ji-eun (김지은)
    Female highschooler on the bus (버스여고생)
    Kim Dong-joon (김동준)
    Public peace police officer (치안순경)
    Lee Jang-won (이장원)
    Civil petitioner (민원인)
    Kim Ji-eun (김지은)
    Light nurse (빛간호사)
  • Hwang Hyun-hee (황현희)
    Hwang Hyun-hee (황현희)
    ICU Nurse (중환자실간호사)
    Cha Soo-rin (차수린)
    Nurse 1 (간호사1)
  • Gil Ha-ra (길하라)
    Gil Ha-ra (길하라)
    Nurse 2 (간호사2)
  • Han Soo-hyun (한수현)
    Han Soo-hyun (한수현)
    Detective 1 (형사1)
  • Lee Tae-gyoo (이태규)
    Lee Tae-gyoo (이태규)
    Detective 2 (형사2)
  • Han Chang-hyun (한창현)
    Han Chang-hyun (한창현)
    ICU Doctor (중환자실의사)
    Lee Dae-ho (이대호)
    Emergency crew 1 (응급대원1)
    Kim Yeong-hwan (김영환)
    Emergency crew 2 (응급대원2)
  • Cha Soon-hyung (차순형)
    Cha Soon-hyung (차순형)
    Emergency room doctor 1 (응급실의사1)
    Kim Sin-gwang (김신광)
    Emergency room doctor 2 (응급실의사2)
    Ok Il-jae (옥일재)
    Emergency room doctor 3 (응급실의사3)
    Choi Dae-han (최대한)
    Emergency room intern 1 (응급실인턴1)
    Choi Byeong-goo (최병구)
    Emergency room intern 2 (응급실인턴2)
    Go Eun-ah (고은아)
    Emergency room nurse 1 (응급실간호사1)
    Ahn Yoo-joo (안유주)
    Emergency room nurse 2 (응급실간호사2)
    Kim Jin-rae (김진래)
    Screaming patient (소리지르는 환자)
    Son So-yeong (손소영)
    Fish shop customer 1 (생선가게손님1)
    Lee Hyo-jeong (이효정)
    Fish shop customer 2 (생선가게손님2)
    Kim Jae-hee (김재희)
    Kid on a bike (자전거 꼬마)
  • Lee Myeong-ja (이명자)
    Lee Myeong-ja (이명자)
    Handcart Grandma (리어카할머니)
    Choi Cheong-ja (최청자)
    Grandma on the street (길거리할머니)
  • Hwang Bok-soon (황복순)
    Hwang Bok-soon (황복순)
    Grandma on the bus (버스할머니)
    Oh Oon-baek (오운백)
    Grandpa on the bus (버스할아버지)
    Kim Woo-hyeong (김우형)
    Waiter (웨이터)
    Seo Jeong-hoon (서정훈)
    Police 1 (경찰1)
    Yoon Jeong-ook (윤정욱)
    Police 2 (경찰2)
    Choi In-cheol (최인철)
    Police 3 (경찰3)
    Kim Min-yeong (김민영)
    External opinion doctor 1 (외부의사1)
    Kim Seon-kyeong (김선경)
    External opinion doctor 2 (외부의사2)
    Park Geun-soo (박근수)
    External opinion doctor 3 (외부의사3)
    Kim Seon-moon (김선문)
    External opinion doctor 4 (외부의사4)
    Seo Joon-ho (서준호)
    Hospital passerby 1 (병원행인1)
  • Kang Seung-wan (강승완)
    Kang Seung-wan (강승완)
    Kyeong-ho (경호)
  • Lee Sang-hong (이상홍)
    Lee Sang-hong (이상홍)
    Drunk (취객)
  • Kim Jung-soo-I (김정수)
    Kim Jung-soo-I (김정수)
    Seafood market merchant (어판장상인)
    Jang Hye-eun (장혜은)
    Professor Hwang's wife (황교수 부인)
    Lee Seo-jin (이서진)
    Judo gymnasium kid 1 (유도장아이1)
    Jin Tae-geon (진태건)
    Judo gymnasium kid 2 (유도장아이2)
    Kim Min-seok (김민석)
    Judo gymnasium kid 3 (유도장아이3)
    Nam Yeong-seon (남영선)
    Tae-jin stand-in (태진 스탠딩)
  • Yoon Hee-won (윤희원)
    Yoon Hee-won (윤희원)
    Chief Lee - Cameo (이반장)
  • Ye Jung-hwa (예정화)
    Ye Jung-hwa (예정화)
    Beautiful woman passing by - Cameo (미녀행인)

The Soul-Mate | HanCinema Reviews

  • [HanCinema's Film Review] "The Soul-Mate"

    Going by promotional materials one would probably be inclined to think of "The Soul-Mate" as being a typical supernatural odd couple buddy cop comedy. Jang-soo (played by Ma Dong-seok) is a beefy middled-aged judo instructor. Tae-jin (played by Kim Young-kwang) is the currently incorporeal young cop who only Jang-soo can see. Together, they fight crime. In actuality Jang-soo and Tae-jin spend a ridiculous amount of time engaging in petty bickering before the ghost thing comes up at all,...More

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 Produced by
 Kim Sung-jin (김성진)
 Song Jeong-woo-I (송정우)
 Bae Se-yeong (배세영)
 Kim Sung-jin (김성진)
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Airing dates : 2018/09/26
South Korean Box Office
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As of 2018.10.21 : 448 314 admissions (total)
As of 2018.10.14 : 446 561 admissions (total)
As of 2018.10.07 : 439 942 admissions (total)
As of 2018.09.30 : 377 781 admissions (total)
As of 2018.09.23 : 6 318 admissions (total)

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