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Wish (바람: Wish)

바람: Wish (Ba-lam: Wish)

Directed by Lee Seong-han (이성한)

Screenplay by

Action Drama

110min | Release date in South Korea :

Enrolling into a commercial high school in Busan, Jjang-goo joins a school gangster club called ' Monster '. It wasn’t something he volunteered for; rather, it was natural to join such a club at that time. Like a rite of passage, he becomes a man through the process. Actor Jeong Woo, who acts as Jjang-goo in the film, came up with the idea, and director Lee Seong-han completed the scenario to show another growth story of a man. Such a story is similar to what was previously seen in "Friend" (2001, Kwak Gyeong-taek) and "Once Upon A Time In Highschool" (2004, Yoo Ha). However, instead of incorporating a direct and rough portrayal of violence, Wish calmly shows how violence is permeated in everyday life and how violence is indistinguishable from everyday life in Korean society.


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  • [HanCinema's Film Review] "Wish"

    Jjang-goo (played by Jung Woo) is a normal high school student who wants to be something special, like a high school delinquent. The circumstances are perfect- this being the nineties, there's still a very corporal bent to the South Korean educational system, and Jjang-goo's school already has a local gang. The problem is, this gang doesn't actually do anything except generic masculine posturing. And Jjang-goo is such an unremarkable student he can barely even do that right,...More

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 Kim Hyeong-gi (김형기)
 Assistant director
 Jung Woo (정우)
 Original work
 Jung Jae-il (정재일)
 Score composer
 Lee Seong-han (이성한)
 Jo Geun-sik (조근식)
 Directing department
 Sin Hyeon-jin (신현진)
 Editing department
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Airing dates : 2009/11/26
South Korean Box Office
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As of 2009.12.20 : 93,264 admissions (total)
As of 2009.12.13 : 83,064 admissions (total)
As of 2009.12.06 : 60,255 admissions (total)
As of 2009.11.29 : 24,537 admissions (total)

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