Starring: Kim Seok, Lee Se-Yeong, Jeong Seon-Kyeong
Director: Yun In-Ho
Studio: Woo Sung Entertainment / Cinema Service
About This DVD
"When I Turned Nine", a novel chosen by 1 million Korean readers as the most sensational novel, finally comes alive on the silver screen!
The most amazing film of 2004 that will touch everyone's heart!
"When I Turned Nine" is a film based upon the bestselling novel of the same title by WE Kee-cheul. The original novel, which tells a story of a nine year old boy and his journey through 'the first ninth year of his life,' received a rave review for its delightful and touching storytelling and became the national bestseller with over 1 million copies sold nation wide. In 2002, "When I Turned Nine"'s sensation was revived when it was featured on a popular reading promotional program on television. It again reached #1 on National Bestseller List and stayed for 7 weeks (July 10 ~ August 27, 2002), thus becoming the best selling novel of 2002. Since its first publication in 1991, "When I Turned Nine" steadily gained its popularity among teenage readers, as well as readers in their 40s and 50s. In the motion picture of "When I Turned Nine", the filmmaker successfully captures the magic of this heartwarming emotional story and beautifully presents it on the silver screen. It is guaranteed to be the sensational masterpiece that will bring laughter and tears to the audience.
A story of the tough 'first ninth year'
Someone once said, “The age of nine is an age when one can start to feel the meaning of his existence.” Everyone experiences the life of a nine year old. And it sure ain't an easy life. It is an age when one begins to think of himself as a grown up but the truth is, he's still only a child trying to work out problems that are difficult and complicated, such as troubles with his family, his friends, his school or his first love. In "When I Turned Nine", what we see through a boy named Yeo-min is a portrait of ourselves at the age of nine. Even as a nine year old, Yeo-min's decision and courage in solving problems that life throws at him are wise and respectable. At the end, he surpasses being a child and becomes a man in our eyes.
A life of nine year old... It ain't an easy life!
Yeo-min is a matured and thoughtful 9 year old boy who lives in a small mountain village. Even at his young age, he has too many things to take care of. First, he has to protect his friends from the neighborhood bully Black Bird and keep peace in his neighborhood. Second, he must share his lunch with his best friend Ki-jong who lives alone with his sister. And, third, he has to sell ice cream bars after school to save enough money to buy a pair of sunglasses for his mother who injured her eye while working at a factory. He is a good son to his parents and a loyal friend to his buddies. He does well in spelling tests and has completely memorized the multiplication table. He is a nine year old boy who thinks he knows everything he needs to know about the world he lives in. Until...
Even as a nine year old, there is a girl you want to protect!
One day, a pretty city girl moves into his village. Her name is Woo-rim and she is by far the snottiest and the most stuck up girl he has ever met. However, the day she walks into his life, everything falls into a great confusion. He feels this funny feeling inside for the first time in his life. He asks Pal-bong, the neighborhood closet philosopher, for an advice but he's too busy trying to figure out his own love trouble. Finally, Yeo-min confesses his love to Woo-rim through an anonymous letter. Unfortunately, the letter ends up in his teacher's possession and he has to bear the embarrassment of reading it out loud in front of his classmates. Everything starts to get tangled up into a big mess and when things can't get any worse, he gets accused for stealing Woo-rim's money. Everything seems to go out of his control and it seems like he's getting close to the end of his rope... School, love, friendship and his family... Can Yeo-min overcome all the obstacles and safely pass through the ninth year of his life?
|DD 5.1 Surround, DD 2.0 Stereo
|Widescreen 1.85:1 (Anamorphic)
|English, Korean, Japanese, Chinese
- Commentary with Director and Music director
- Making Film
- Deleted Scenes
- Production Design
- Music Story
- Still Gallery
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