Low-Budget Comedy Takes Cinemas by Storm

  • By Kim Sung-hyun

    August 30, 2022 13:28

    The low-budget comedy "6/45" topped the box office last weekend mostly thanks to word of mouth. 
    It drew some 191,200 moviegoers during the first weekend of its release, pushing Lee Jung-jae's "Hunt" off the top spot, according to the Korean Film Council on Monday. The total number of viewers has reached 528,920 since its release on Aug. 24. 
    The film is about South Korean and North Korean soldiers who meet up secretly when the wind blows a winning lottery ticket across the heavily fortified inter-Korean border. 
    Directed by Park Gyu-tae, it is a parody of Park Chan-wook's 2000 blockbuster "Joint Security Area." 
    Although it cost just around W5 billion to make and has no big names in the cast, the auspicious start is raising expectations that it will outdo a number of big summer blockbusters such as "Alienoid" and "Emergency Declaration."  
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