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A Werewolf Boy (2012)

Neuk-dae-so-nyeon (original title)
Not Rated | | Fantasy, Romance | 30 November 2012 (USA)
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Summoned by an unexpected phone call, an elderly woman visits the country cottage she lived in as a child. Memories of an orphan boy she knew 47 years ago come flooding back to her.

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Sung-hee Jo

Writer:

Sung-hee Jo
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bo-Young Park ... Younger Sun-yi / Eun-ju
Joong-Ki Song ... Chul-Su (wolf-boy) (as Joong-ki Song)
Yeong-ran Lee Yeong-ran Lee ... Older Sun-yi
Young-nam Jang Young-nam Jang ... Sun-yi's Mom
Yeon-Seok Yoo ... Ji-tae
Hyang-gi Kim ... Sun-ja
Sung-mok Yoo Sung-mok Yoo ... Professor Kang Tae-shik
Dong-soo Seo Dong-soo Seo ... Army Colonel
Woo Jung Woo Jung ... Mr. Jung (as Woo Jeong-kook)
Jung-Hee Nam Jung-Hee Nam ... Dong-suk's grandmother (as Jeong-Hee Nam)
Bon-im Goo Bon-im Goo ... Mrs. Jung
Do-Kyu Ahn Do-Kyu Ahn ... Dong-suk
Bi Shin Bi Shin ... Dong-mi
Joon-hyuk Lee ... Policeman 1 (as Joon-hyeok Lee)
Yeong-Seok Oh Yeong-Seok Oh ... Policeman 2
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Storyline

An offer to buy her property brings elderly Kim Sun-yi back to the country cottage she briefly lived in during eventful times in her youth. With her granddaughter by her side, Sun-yi recalls meeting Cheol-su, not only a feral orphan from Korean war days but a mute boy genetically spliced with wolf DNA by a rogue scientist, now deceased. She effectively tames the unsocialized lad through dog obedience training, and he soon becomes more than a loyal companion, protecting her from the rude advances of her late father's business partner's ne'er-do-well, spoiled, self-centered son, Ji-tae, who fully expects Sun-yi to marry him someday. He would claim her as his own sooner than that if not for Cheol-su, who transforms into an unbeatable werewolf anytime someone threatens a member of his pack, leading Ji-tae to work towards a permanent solution to this problem. Written by statmanjeff

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Genres:

Fantasy | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

30 November 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Werewolf Boy See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$342,922

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$46,282,588
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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The OST song is performed by actress Park Bo-young herself. See more »

Quotes

Soon-Yi: Gran, wanna see this?
Older Sun-yi: What a good-looking young man.
Soon-Yi: He is, isn't he?
Older Sun-yi: Does he come from money?
Soon-Yi: I don't think so.
Older Sun-yi: Then just have a little fun and dump him.
Soon-Yi: But he's so good to me.
Older Sun-yi: Be good to him. Men love getting compliments. When you grow up you see things that you didn't used to see. Knowing more might seem good, but it turns you into a coward. It only happens once in your lifetime, and it never comes back.
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Soundtracks

My Prince
(uncredited)
Composed by Shim Hyun-jung with lyrics by Jo Sung-hee
Performed by Park Bo-young.
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Compelling korean love story
1 April 2013 | by aldri-febSee all my reviews

I couldn't lie how I love this movie so much. I found myself enjoy watching it. There is credits to the director and two main casts who steal all the show. The relationship between soon-yi and chul-so was built really well from the beginning. How soon-yi treats him like a dog to become more than that. For me, the chemistry between Bo-yeong and joong-ki is the strongest aspect that makes this movie more alive and successful. Especially for joong-ki, he acts really convincing as an innocent wolf-boy.

Unfortunately, there is a big mistake for the make up and visual effects especially when chul-so turns into a werewolf. The visual effects look horrible and cheap, the studio should hire a professional one to make the werewolf looks real. I think visual effects in korean movie has improved nowadays and definitely not as poor as this movie has.

Beside weak visual effects, A Werewolf Boy is still a funny, beautiful and touching drama. It also very sweet and brings tears even to men. It's not the best ever korean movie for sure but it's still enjoyable to see and I personal love this movie!


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