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Mapado 2: Back to the Island

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Director  Lee Sang-Hun
Film series  Mapado series
Writer  Won-jin Kim
Language  Korean
6/10 IMDb

Genre  Comedy
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Country  South Korea
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Release date  January 18, 2007 (2007-01-18)
Initial release  January 19, 2007 (South Korea)
Music director  Chang Hwan Kim, Kim Chang-hwan
Cast  Lee Moon-sik (Na Chung-su), Yeo Woon-kay )(Hoe-jang (Mrs Chairman), Eul-dong Kim (Mrs Yeo-su), Kim Hyeong-Ja (Mrs Ma-san), Kyu-han Lee (Gi-young)
Similar movies  Highway Star (2007)

Mapado 2: Back to the Island (Hangul: 마파도 2; RR: Mapado 2) is a 2007 South Korean film and sequel to the 2005 comedy Mapado.

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Plot

Former detective Chung-su takes a secret mission from an aged millionaire who wants to see his first love again before he dies. Knowing only that the woman's name is Kkotnim and that she now lives on Dongbaek Island, Chung-su sets sail only for a shipwreck to leave him stranded once more on Mapado, where five abusive old women gave him trouble two years earlier. Discovering that the former name of Mapado is in fact Dongbaek, he starts to investigate the women's pasts believing that one of them is Kkotnim.

Cast

  • Lee Moon-sik - Chung-su
  • Kim Ji-young
  • Yeo Woon-kay
  • Kim Eul-dong
  • Kim Hyeong-ja
  • Kil Hae-yeon
  • Lee Kyu-han
  • Lee Cheol-min
  • Nam Ji-hyun
  • Kim Soo-mi (cameo)
  • Joo Hyun (cameo)
  • Production

    Mapado 2 was filmed in Yeonggwang and Suncheon, Jeollanam-do.

    Release

    Mapado 2 was released in South Korea on 18 January 2007, and topped the box office on its opening weekend with 508,590 admissions. The film went on to receive a total of 1,560,297 admissions, with a gross (as of 25 February 2007) of $8,730,037.

    In June 2007, Mapado 2 was screened in the Panorama section of the Shanghai International Film Festival.

    Reception

    Kim Tae-jong of The Korea Times stated that, "Overall, the film may not have the cutting-edge humor or well-developed story of the original, but its old fashioned jokes still work. The cast knows how to produce laughter with the minimum of ingredients."

    References

    Mapado 2: Back to the Island Wikipedia
    Mapado 2: Back to the Island IMDbMapado 2: Back to the Island themoviedb.org


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