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Movie: Blue Swallow
Revised romanization: Cheung Yeon
Director: Yoon Jong-Chan
Assistant Director: Kim Aaron
Writer: Yoon Jong-Chan
Producer: Kim Jae-Young, Kim Joo-Hee, Choi Yoon
Cinematographer Yoon Hong-Sik, Vern Nobles
Release Date: December 29, 2005
Runtime: 132 min
Country: South Korea
SUBTITLES : ENGLISH - KOREAN
Blue Swallow is a 2005 South Korean film based on the true story of Park Kyung-won, an early Korean female pilot. The film became controversial when Park's alleged pro-Japanese activities came to light. It was also found that she was not, as the filmmakers had thought, the first female pilot from Korea; this distinction in fact belonged to Kwon Ki-ok of the Republic of China Air Force. Despite excellent reviews and Park's biographer pointing out factual errors in these accusations, it resulted in the under-performance of Blue Swallow at the box office.
Based on the true story Park Kyung-Won, one of the first Korean female pilots.
Park Kyung-Won (Jang Jin-Young) dreamed of flying since she was a little kid. To achieve her dream of becoming a pilot, Kyung-Won, at the age of 26, travelled to Japan and enrolled in an aviation school. While studying at the aviation school, she supported herself by driving a taxi. One day, Kyung-Won picks up a male passenger, who turns out to be a Korean exchange student Ji-Hyeok (Kim Ju-Hyeok). Ji-Hyeok is attracted to her and what she was trying to accomplish. Although he begins to court Kyung-Won, Ji-Hyeok leaves to enlist in the army.
A few years later, Kyung-Won flies her first flight and becomes a pilot. Her accomplishment is well received Korea. Meanwhile, Kyung-Won takes under her wings, fellow female Korean aviation student Jung-Hee (Han Ji-Min), who wants to follow in Kyung-Won's footsteps. Also, Ji-Hyuk is discharged from the army and is commissioned as a officer in a aviation school. Ji-Hyuk and Kyung-Won meet again and soon realize their feelings are as strong as ever.
Eventually Kyung-Won hopes to take part in a long-distance flight to her home country of South Korea
Jang Jin-young ... Park Kyung-won
Kim Joo-hyuk ... Han Ji-hyeok
Yu Min ... Masako Kibe
Han Ji-min ... Lee Jeong-hee
Tōru Nakamura (actor) ... Flight instructor
Takeo Nakahara ... Foreign Minister
Kim Tae-hyun ... Kang Se-gi
Ko Joo-yeon ... Park Kyung-won as a child
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