Lighthearted, witty, and bitingly funny, surprise box office hit 200 Pounds Beauty has become Korea's highest grossing romantic comedy. Based on a Japanese comic by Suzuki Yumiko, the film revolves on a topic all too familiar in Korea: plastic surgery. Kim Ki Duk previously covered plastic surgery in Time, but director Kim Yong Hwa takes a decidedly different spin with the scalpel in the crowd-pleasing 200 Pounds Beauty. Poking fun at society's obsession with appearances and, ironically, disdain for plastic beauty, the film made an overnight star out of lead Kim Ah Jung (When Romance Meets Destiny), whose sassy, yet vulnerable performance earned her the Best Actress and Most Popular Actress trophies at the 44th Daejong Awards. Starring opposite the breakthrough newcomer as her romantic interest is Ju Jin Mo (Musa). Even the film's award-winning soundtrack has become a big hit, particularly Kim Ah Jung's rendition of Maria. Is beauty more than skin deep? Find out in Korea's newest comedy sensation 200 Pounds Beauty!
As the ghost singer for pop idol Ammy and a popular phone sex partner, the bright and lovable Kang Hanna (Kim Ah Jung) attracts everyone with her beautiful voice. But in real life, she is overlooked and made fun of because of her obesity. She secretly likes manager Sang Jun (Ju Jin Mo), but does not have the courage to tell him. When a malicious joke leaves her humiliated and heartbroken, Hanna makes a drastic decision: full-body plastic surgery. One year later, a slim and drop-dead gorgeous Hanna (now going by Jenny) saunters into auditions, and easily wins over Sang Jun with her beautiful looks and voice. With her newfound beauty, Hanna gets everything she's ever wanted, including fame and love. But what will everyone think when they discover her true identity, and the secret behind her transformation?
Director Kim Yong Hwa has a keen sense for bringing comedy out of a seemingly tragic premise, and delivering it all with resounding commercial appeal. His previous comedy Oh! Brothers was about the bonding between two estranged brothers, one of whom has a rare physical disability. This time Kim addresses a different kind of physical imperfection. In portraying a society in which looks determine status, but plastic surgery invites criticism, Kim twists a painful reality into a comical situation, letting the social commentary underlie, but never overtake the film. 200 Pounds Beauty is first and foremost a romantic comedy, but one with a deceptively intelligent core.
음성해설 하나 : 감독 김용화, 김아중, 주진모
음성해설 둘 : 감독 김용화, 촬영감독 박현철, 음악감독 이재학, 미술감독 장근영, 프로듀서 유재학
* D Line
1. 미녀 탄생기 (메이킹 필름)
2. 내 인생의 선물 (김용화 감독 인터뷰)
3. 인생의 전환점 (주연배우 인터뷰)
4. '마리아~' (음악 감독 인터뷰 및 가수가 되기 위한 김아중의 노래 연습)
5. 탄생 D라인 (뚱뚱보 한나를 탄생시키기 위한 특수분장 메이킹)
6. 공간 창조 (미술감독 인터뷰 및 프로덕션 부분 메이킹)
7. 숨겨진 살들 (삭제 장면)
* S Line
1. 미녀 방문기 (시사회 현장 및 개봉 무대인사)
2. 34, 24, 34 (포스터 촬영 현장)
3. 미녀는 즐거워! (500만 돌파 기념 파티 현장)
4. 뮤직비디오 (김아중-마리아)
5. 티저 예고편
6. 극장용 예고편
김아중이 부른 오니지널 OST 4곡
1. Maria (김아중)
2. Beautiful Girl (김아중)
3. 별 (김아중)
4. Beautiful Girl (Teaser Edit) (feat. Alex) 김아중
Advanced Screening and Premiere Footage
Five Million Admissions Celebration Party
34, 24, 34 (Poster Shoot)
Theatrical Trailer and TV Spot
- Kim Ah Joong (Actor)
- Ju Jin Mo (Actor)
- Director: Kim Yong Hwa
- Release Date: 2011-03-07
- Language: Korean
- Subtitles: English, Korean
- Country of Origin: South Korea
- Picture Format: NTSC
- Disc Format(s): DVD
- Region Code: 3 - South East Asia (including Hong Kong, S. Korea and Taiwan)
- Publisher: KM Culture
- Other Information: 3-Disc
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