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[movie 2007] Highway Star 복면 달호

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Chae Tae Hyun, Lee So Yeon

Mask Dalho / Highway Star 복면달호 (2007)

Starring: Cha Tae-Hyeon, Im Chae-Moo, Lee So-Yeon

Director: Kim Sang-Chan, Kim Hyeon-Soo

Genre: Comedy

Runtime: 114mins

Production: Studio 2.0, In&In Pictures

Distribution: Studio 2.0

Language: Korean

Country: South Korea

Directed by Kim Sang-chan and Kim Hyun-soo, the film is about a rocker who makes it big in trot music, which is similar to melodramatic Japanese enka songs. (It's a sudden and amazing turn. Let's say Eminem suddenly wants to sing Frank Sinatra songs.)

In the film, Dal-ho (played by Cha Tae-hyeon) is the lead vocalist of a rock band who has dreams of stardom but works in a rural club accompanying a trot singer.

One day, Mr. Jang (Im Chae-moo), the head of a shabby recording company, notices Dalho's talent and picks him up, promising him a chance to become a star.

The singer doesn't know that he has to sing trot songs until he has already signed a contract.

Dal-ho, who believes he was born to rock, has never taken trot seriously. But because he would have to pay a huge fine for breach of contract, he lets Mr. Jang train him.

As he learns about the genre, he begins to realize the beauty of trot, thanks to the helps of his colleagues, especially from Seoyeon, an attractive trot singer with a strong passion for music but little talent.

The most hilarious jokes come from the traditions of trot. The film pokes fun at the fashion, hairstyles and exaggerated stage moves that are associated with the genre.

Dal-ho realizes that what's important is not which genre he chooses but whether he sings with all his heart.

But he finds is ashamed of being a trot singer and dons a mask during he stage debut.

The strange tactic works for him. His voice rocks the nation, and his hidden face increases people's curiosity, doubling his popularity.

But he experiences identity confusion; there is no star Dal-ho without a mask.

"Highway Star" was made to attract moviegoers around the Lunar New Year holidays, the most lucrative time for comedies, but it has too many holes to be truly successful.

Many parts of the plot are loosely linked or missing. The romance between Dal-ho and Seo-yeon is poorly developed, and it is never explained why Mr. Jang has an intimidating tattoo on all over his body.

The last scene, which involves Dal-ho unmasking himself on a stage, looks similar to a scene in "200 Pounds Beauty", but the revelation has much less impact. Two and a half stars

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Guest Lil.Miss.A

hey... no replies yet? has anyone seen this yet?

I saw this movie on naynay's CB

sounds like a funny movie!!

the comback of Cha Tae Hyun I'm downloading for sure... ^^

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Guest bwitched

hahaha, how come I never came across this thread. We talked about this drama a lot when it aired in korea, but in CTH oppa's thread only..

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Guest Rizumi

reliving this thread lol

just watched it 2 days ago, was very funny and yea CTH really sang well.

looking for both versions of "Goodbye Bridge", does anyone have it? It's quite nice, although the remixed one which was shown near end of show was better haha :P

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Guest Kpopped Sisters

I absolutely loved the movie! And I think Cha Tae-hyun is such a fantastic actor!!!

I wanna get more of his movies. Trot vs. Rock!!!!!

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Haha,this movie is surprising good..it starts of slow but ends dramatically..one of the best ending in movies i've seen..and the song was perfect.Trot+Rock..haha!!

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