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Jealousy Is My Middle Name

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Genre  Drama, Romance
Screenplay  Park Chan-ok
Writer  Chan-ok Park
Language  Korean
6.5/10 IMDb

Director  Park Chan-ok
Music director  Jeong Hun-yeong
Country  South Korea
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Release date  April 18, 2003 (2003-04-18)
Initial release  March 13, 2003 (The Hague)
Cast  Seo Young-Hee, Park Hae-Il, Chong-ok Bae, Moon Sung-keun
Similar movies  Park Chan-ok directed Jealousy Is My Middle Name and Paju

Jealousy Is My Middle Name (Hangul: 질투는 나의 힘; RR: Jiltuneun naui him) is a 2003 South Korean film. It won Best Film honors at the Busan International Film Festival and the Rotterdam Film Festival and was the directorial debut of Park Chan-ok. It was inspired by the poem of the same name by Ki Hyung-do.


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Quiet, intelligent, solemn and recently dumped by his girlfriend, graduate student Lee Weon-san (Park Hae-il) takes a job at a literary magazine, ostensibly to supplement his income, but really to get close to the editor - the reason he’s now single. The editor (Moon Sung-keun), unaware of who Lee is, takes a shine to him and makes him his personal assistant. He likes having him around as he’s the only person he feels comfortable with, which means he often takes advantage of Lee’s passive nature, making him run errands for him all over town.

The fiercely independent Lee, however, works without complaint, having started a new relationship with part-time photographer/part-time vet Park Seong-yeon (Bae Jong-ok). When she takes a full-time job at the magazine, however, Lee pleads with her not to get involved with the editor, a plea that goes unheeded and sets Lee thinking once again about vengeance. It’s here that the film really starts to veer from the conventional path.

Awards and nominations

2002 Busan International Film Festival
  • New Currents Award
  • 2003 International Film Festival Rotterdam
  • Tiger Award
  • 2003 Busan Film Critics Awards
  • Best New Actor – Park Hae-il
  • 2003 Chunsa Film Art Awards
  • Best New Actor – Park Hae-il
  • 2003 Blue Dragon Film Awards
  • Best Screenplay – Park Chan-ok
  • 2003 Korean Film Awards
  • Best New Actor – Park Hae-il
  • 2003 Director's Cut Awards
  • Best New Actor – Park Hae-il
  • References

    Jealousy Is My Middle Name Wikipedia
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