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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)

Writer:

Jong-bin Yoon (screenplay) (as Jong-Bin Yun)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Kye-Sang Yoon 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:

Official site [South Korea]

Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

30 April 2008 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

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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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Disappointing movie on interesting field
18 October 2008 | by peter07See all my reviews

I saw this movie on DVD, and I have to say it took an interesting topic like the world of male hosts who entertain women clients, usually workers in the sex trade.

Jae-hyun is too predictable and too black-and-white as the chronic shyster, while Seung-woo starts to take a rather unrealistic turn toward the end of the movie. I think the director sped up the action too fast (surprising since the movie is more than two hours long) and the plot simply moved in all the wrong directions.

I also think the role of dissatisfied rich women was underplayed in the movie, since they can be major customers of hosts.


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