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The Moonlight of Seoul (2008)

Biseuti boijeu (original title)
Seung-woo through his friend Jae-hyun becomes a "host," or a male gigolo who serves women customers, to make ends meet. Seung-woo's family had been financially successful but suffered ... See full summary »

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Jong-bin Yoon (as Jong-Bin Yun)

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Jong-bin Yoon (screenplay) (as Jong-Bin Yun)
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Credited cast:
Kye-Sang Yoon ... Seung-woo (as Gye-sang Yun)
Jung-woo Ha ... Jae-hyeon
Jin-Seo Yoon ... Ji-won
Seung-min Lee Seung-min Lee ... Han-byeol
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jin-ah Bae Jin-ah Bae ... Seon-joo
Jae-Hwan Choi Jae-Hwan Choi
Il-joo Hong Il-joo Hong ... Joo-hee
Bo-hun Jeong Bo-hun Jeong ... Soon-hee
Jang Ji-won Jang Ji-won ... Myeong-ah
Kyung-ho Jung ... (as Kyung Ho Jung)
Dong-seok Ma ... Chang-woo
Young-hwa Seo Young-hwa Seo ... Seung-woo's mother
Kazuya Tanabe
Ha-jun You Ha-jun You ... Won-tae
Kwon Yul ... Ji-hoon (as Se-in Kwon)
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Seung-woo through his friend Jae-hyun becomes a "host," or a male gigolo who serves women customers, to make ends meet. Seung-woo's family had been financially successful but suffered bankruptcy and plunged into poverty. Most of his clients are themselves workers in the hostess or prostitution trade. Jae-hyun is a manager at the host bar Seung-woo works at. Jae-hyun is a chronic con artist who lies and cheats women, including his live-in girlfriend who is Seung-woo's sister, to get money. Trouble brews when Seung-woo starts dating one of his customers, a massage parlor girl named Ji-won, and Jae-hyun's scams finally start to catch up with him. Written by Anonymous

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Official Sites:

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Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

30 April 2008 (South Korea) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Seoul, South Korea

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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5 March 2012 | by jose_moscardoSee all my reviews

This is the story of two gigolos, both young but one a little older than the another one. The elder one has also relationship with the sister of the younger one. He is that kind of guy always gambling, telling lies and owing money to everybody. The youngest one is new in the business, in his twenty some and handsome. He makes the mistake of falling in love with a girl involved in the same business, so he becomes dangerously jealous soon. That's essentially all, not much for more than two hours of length. The movie is sometimes pretty real and sometimes over the top. The setting and description of archetypes are realistic but the actions and reactions of main characters, specially the protagonist, aren't at all convincing. Not a big conclusion after more than two hours, either. There are worse Korean films as there are much better ones. Acting is OK the same as technical aspects (until now I haven't watched a Korean movie that fails in that) but script should be polished. The result is so aesthetically brilliant as conceptually incomplete. Not a mess but unsatisfactory.


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