Jun 2016 VOL.62


  • Penny Pinchers
  • by Zachary R. Hooker  / 12.01.2011

  • Original title:
    티끌모아 로맨스 [Ti-kkeul-mo-a Ro-maen-seu]
    Year: 2011
    Length: 114 min.
    Color/BW: Color
    First feature
    Director: KIM Jeong-hwan
    Cast: HAN Ye-seul, SONG Joong-ki
    Genre: Romantic melodrama
    Release Date: Nov. 10, 2011
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    Ji-woong (Song) is a recent college graduate who can’t find a job. Yet despite living in a dingy apartment in a low-income area, he tries to live like a playboy, frequently phoning his mother for money. Hong-sil (Han), an extremely frugal and creative young woman, lives in the apartment opposite Ji-woong. She collects recyclables, rummages through abandoned homes, and steals sugar from coffee shops. One day she learns that her apartment complex is scheduled to be demolished, with each tenant receiving a KW7 million (US$6,000) relocation stipend. When her landlady casually mentions that Ji-woong is five months behind on his rent, Hong-sil then hatches a plan to prematurely evict Ji-woong and cheat him out of his relocation money. As the two characters are brought into each other’s worlds, they form a quirky but lasting bond.
    <Penny Pinchers> was both written and directed by Kim Jeong-hwan. The two principal cast members have received many accolades for their TV work, with Han Ye-seul fresh off the TV drama <Spy Myung-Wol> and Song Joong-ki receiving solid reviews for <Sungkyunkwan Scandal> and the currently airing <Deep-rooted Tree>.
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