GenreAnimation, Comedy, Romance Duration CountrySouth Korea
Choe Seung-won WriterEquan Choi (screenplay) Release date12 June 2008 (2008-06-12) DirectorsChoi Ik-hwan, Ik-hwan Choe GenresAnimation, Romance Film, World cinema, East Asian cinema CastKim Su-ro (Baek Il-kwon), Kang Seong-jin (Kim Tae-yeong), Park Ye-jin (Kang Yeon-woo) Similar moviesChoi Ik-hwan directed Life Is Cool and Voice
Korean movie life is cool 2008 trailer
Life Is Cool (Korean: 그녀는 예뻤다; rr: Geunyeoneun Yeppeotda; lit. "She Was Beautiful") is a 2008 South Korean romance animated film, and is the first rotoscoped film from that country. This film's visual style was influenced from Richard Linklater's two films, Waking Life (2001) and A Scanner Darkly (2006).
Three thirtysomething best friends—a heartbroken Romeo, a hopeless romantic, and a goofy playboy—meet up for the first time in ten years. However, things get complicated when they all fall for the same woman.
Kim Su-ro ... Baek Il-kwon
Kang Sung-jin ... Kim Tae-yeong
Kim Jin-soo ... Seong-hoon
Park Ye-jin ... Kang Yeon-woo
Kim Roi-ha ... Basketball manager
Lee Won ... Samsung scouter
David Joseph Anselmo ... Foreign professor
Goo Bon-im ... Barbershop woman
Kim Choon-gi ... University adulterer
Kim Ju-hyeon ... High school girl
Yoon Joo-hee ... Joo-hee
Jo Young-gyu ... Policeman
Park Jin-taek ... Naked man
Park Yoo-mil ... Pregnant woman
Lee Sang-hong ... Tango gangster
Life Is Cool was one of four films produced by CJ Entertainment to receive investment from Keyeast, a media contents company co-established by actor Bae Yong-joon. Although actual shooting only lasted for one month, it then took almost two years and 140 artists to complete the rotoscoping, a technique in which animators traced over live action footage frame by frame. Visual effects were created by local production company DNA, who had previously worked on The Animatrix.
Director Choi Equan has said that he was inspired by the Richard Linklater's film Waking Life, and that the film's plot was based on a real-life story of one of his friends.
Life Is Cool was released in South Korea on 12 June 2008. The film accumulated a total of 3,951 admissions at the domestic box office, and grossed US$28,100.