GenreComedy, Drama, Romance Duration CountrySouth Korea
Release dateDecember 3, 2009 (2009-12-03) GenresDrama, Japanese Movies, World cinema, East Asian cinema CastShin Sung-woo (Kim Ji-hong), Ye Ji-won (Lee Yoo-ri), Bae Soo-bin (Kim Seong-ho), Ko Ah-Sung (Mi-rae), Kim Mu-yeol (Kim Hyun-joon) Similar moviesHeavens Postman (2009)
College friends who have not seen one another for years get together for a friends wedding. They meet a girl at the gathering, who soon tells them that she has come to meet her father one of them.
After the Banquet (Hangul: ; RR: Gyeolhonsik hue; lit. "After the Wedding") is a 2009 South Korean-Japanese film starring Shin Sung-woo, Ye Ji-won, Bae Soo-bin, Kim Bo-kyung, Lee Hae-young, Seo Yoo-jung, Yoon Hee-seok, Cha Soo-yeon, and Go Ah-sung. A group of college alumni, mostly men, are reunited at a wedding. They are all looking forward to seeing one woman in particular, but to their surprise, the womans daughter appears.
It was part of the "Telecinema7" project, seven feature-length mini-dramas which were collaborations between South Korean TV directors and Japanese TV screenwriters; the seven Korea-Japan joint productions both received a limited theater release and were broadcast on television. After the Banquet was first released in Korea in CGV theaters on December 3, 2009, and later aired on SBS (South Korea) and TV Asahi (Japan) in 2010.
After never having seen each other for years, a group of college alumni in their 30’s gather at one of their friend’s second wedding. The core members composed of mainly men had one woman who they were anticipating to see at the wedding. However, they were surprised to find the woman’s daughter come to the wedding, creating a tense atmosphere of curiosity. They soon realize that the daughter came on behalf of her dead mother and was in fact looking for her dad who was actually at the reception.
In the countryside at a Catholic church, luxurious cars come rolling in. A wedding is set to take place between Ji-hong and Yoo-ri. The couple met as music club members in college. Their friends from their university days are all arriving, most of whom havent seen each other in 10 years.
Seong-ho is now a lawyer, and married. Hyeong-woo is now a university professor who is persistently single. Kyeong-ho is now a production director (PD) at a television station. Seong-joo is now a businesswoman, and she brought along her boyfriend who is 12 years younger. Min-hee has a stable family life.
All of these friends are in their mid-thirties. During the wedding they notice that one person from their music club, Jeong-hee, is missing.
After the wedding all the friends gather together at Ji-hong and Yoo-ris vacation house. At the evening dinner, a young girl named Mi-rae appears. She informs the group that Jeong-hee was her mother and she died in a car accident one month ago. Furthermore, she tells everyone that she came here to meet her father. Tension, shock, and surprise overtakes the friends as they recall their relationships with Jeong-hee.
Heavens Postman (2009). The Relation of Face - Mind and Love (2009). Go Ah-sung appears in After the Banquet and The Happy Life. I Wish I Had a Wife (2001). The Old Garden (2006).