200 Pounds Beauty (미녀는 괴로워) is a romantic comedy about Kang Han Na (played by Kim Ah Joong), an overweight lip sync artist who wants to be a singer in her own right. In order to be accepted, she undergoes drastic plastic surgery, but will her transformation make her truly happy? This film, based on the Japanese manga "Kanna-San, Daiseikou Desu" (カンナさん大成功です!), won the 2007 Grand Bell Awards for Best Actress (Kim Ah Jung, who also sang all movie tracks) and Best Cinematography (Park Hyeon Cheol).
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First Love Rally (첫사랑사수궐기대회) is the story of Son Tae Il, a man who has dreamed of marrying Ju Il Mae since they were children. But the only way he'll get Il Mae's father's permission to marry her is if he raises his academic ranking from 300,000th to 3,000th nationwide and then become a lawyer. Will he be able to do it and still have time to woo Il Mae? The movie stars Cha Tae-Hyun, Son Ye-Jin and Yoo Dong-Geun.
Innocent Steps (댄서의 순정) is a sweet movie about dancing. Na Young Sae (played by Park Geon Hyeong) was once a renowned dancer but when he lost his dance partner, he lost his drive for dancing. Now, he wants to get back on the dance-floor. He chooses Chae Min, who lives in China, as his new partner, but instead of her, her sister, Chae Ryn (played by award-winning actress, Moon Geun-young), who doesn't know anything about dancing arrives! But she's so enthusiastic about learning to dance, that Young Sae teachers her. And as he does, her talents, as well as their relationship, develop.
While You Were Sleeping (당신이 잠든 사이에) tells the story of party-girl Yu-jin, who wakes up in a hotel room one day with the vague memory of having have slept with someone the night before, but no idea who! She makes a list of potential mates, to figure out who it might have been. Could it have been her friend since college, Cheol-jin? This movie stars Yeo Ji Won and Tak Jae Hoon.
Bravo, My life (사랑해 말순씨), is the story about the life and relationships of a mother and son, starring Moon So-Ri, Lee Jae-Eung and Yoon Jin-Seo. The story begins in October 1979 with the news of President Park's assassination. But for 14-year-old Gwang-ho, the more important event is his first day at junior high school. His mother, Mal-sun, whose husband is in Saudi Arabia, devotes her life to her children, despite her own illness. Watch as relationships grow and development between the two, as well as with others around them.
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