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Chronicle of a Blood Merchant (2015)

Heosamgwan maehyeolgi (original title)
Post-war South Korea in 1953, Heo Sam-Gwan (Ha Jung-Woo) works on a construction site and helps his uncle to farm. The guys in his village can't get married, until they are able to sell ... See full summary »

Director:

Jung-woo Ha

Writers:

Jung-woo Ha (screenplay), Hua Yu (novel)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jung-woo Ha ... Heo Sam-gwan
Ji-won Ha ... Heo Ok-ran
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jin-Woong Cho ... Mr. Ahn (as Jin-woong Jo)
Bo-ra Hwang Bo-ra Hwang ... Gye-hwa
Gwang Jang Gwang Jang ... Mr. Choi
Hye-jin Jeon ... Ms. Song
Man-sik Jeong Man-sik Jeong ... Mr. Shim
Jin-mo Joo Jin-mo Joo ... Uncle
Hyun Jung Hyun Jung ... Villager #15
Byeong-ok Kim
Ki-Cheon Kim Ki-Cheon Kim ... Elder Dae-ji
Seong-gyoon Kim ... Geun-ryong
Yeong-ae Kim ... Kye-Hwa's mother
Kyeong-yeong Lee ... Ok-ran's father
Moo-Je Min Moo-Je Min ... Ha So-Yong
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Post-war South Korea in 1953, Heo Sam-Gwan (Ha Jung-Woo) works on a construction site and helps his uncle to farm. The guys in his village can't get married, until they are able to sell their own blood. By selling their blood, they prove they are in healthy condition and are able to make a lot of money. One day, Heo Sam-Gwan sees Heo Ok-Ran (Ha Ji-Won). She's the most beautiful woman in the village, but she is already dating wealthy playboy Ha So-Yong. Heo Sam-Gwan decides that he will marry Heo Ok-Ran. He sells his blood and makes enough money to marry her. 11 years later, Heo Sam-Gwan and Heo Ok-Ran are happily married and have three sons, but a rumor spreads around the village that Heo Sam-Gwan isn't the real father of their eldest son. Written by Subrat Jain

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

15 January 2015 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

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Trivia

Director Ha jung woo's second film. He also plays the main character in this film. See more »

Goofs

In one scene before donating blood 3 guys are seen drawing water from a stream with something that looked like a very modern tetra pack with its top cut off. Similar to what we get our milk and juice in. As the film starts in 1953 they cannot possibly had such a thing in Korea. Such a plastic coated pack was just invented and didn't resemble what they were using. Its highly unlikely that those guys would have access to such a sophisticated package. See more »

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moving,editing
21 April 2015 | by user-237-124867See all my reviews

As a man who have read the origin book. The Chronicle of a Blood Merchant is a edited movie which changes a lot. However, what should be admitted is that some of the sections look more suitable for a MOVIE or just a book acted by human. Dislike the edition of the ending though, I have become a fan of Jung-woo Ha, the director, also the star in it. Also, the actor of Heo Sam-gwan's first son is both good-looking and good-acting. As a Chinese, I am certainly looking forward to that such a good book could be made to be a movie and show on the screens, however, in the meantime environment of Chinese mainland movie market, my hope can just be a hope.


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