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Based on an inspiring true story, Barefoot, Gi Bong is a wonderful tale of a man who overcomes the odds to change not only his life, but also the lives of many others in his small rural village! Directed by Kwon Su Gyeong, who co-wrote the script with Kwon Sun Won, the film centers on the title character, Gi Bong, who suffered severe brain damage when he was only a child as a result of a terrible fever. Consequently, even as a grown man, he now possesses the intellectual and emotional maturity of an eight-year-old boy. The villagers quickly dismiss him as a fool and dub him "Barefoot, Gi Bong" because of his propensity to run barefooted in order to deliver food to his mother before her potential meal gets cold!

Clearly, running is his finest talent, so it isn't too much of a surprise that Gi Bong would want to make use of his skills in the upcoming National Amateur Half Marathon! His intention, as it turns out, is to use the prize money to buy his mother a new pair of false teeth! How's that for filial piety? Inspired by the man's dedication, Mr. Baek, the village chief, volunteers his services as Gi Bong's new coach. Taking Mr. Baek's encouragement to heart, Gi Bong trains hard to accomplish his goal, and it isn't long before the villagers get a little lesson on love and family from this so-called fool! Starring Shin Hyun Joon, Kim Soo Mi, Im Ha Ryong, Tak Jae Hoon, Kim Hyo Ji and Do Ji Won, Barefoot, Gi Bong is one uplifting film you don't want to miss!

Special Features:

  • Audio commentary with the director & cast
  • Making of documentary
  • Director & cast interview
  • Documentary
  • Music video
  • Trailer
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    Product Title: Barefoot Gi Bong Special Edition DTS Barefoot Gi Bong (DTS特別版) (韓國版) Barefoot Gi Bong (DTS特别版) (韩国版) 裸足のギボン (DTS特別版) (韓国版) 맨발의 기봉이 Special Edition DTS
    Artist Name(s): Shin Hyun Jun | Kim Hyo Jin | Kim Soo Mi | Tak Jae Hoon 申鉉濬 | 金孝珍 | 金秀美 | Tak Jae Hoon 申铉濬 | 金孝珍 | 金秀美 | Tak Jae Hoon シン・ヒョンジュン | キム・ヒョジン | キム・スミ | Tak Jae Hoon 신현준 | 김효진 | 김수미 | 탁재훈
    Release Date: 2006-07-24
    Language: Korean
    Subtitles: English, Korean
    Place of Origin: South Korea
    Picture Format: NTSC What is it?
    Disc Format(s): DVD
    Region Code: 3 - South East Asia (including Hong Kong, S. Korea and Taiwan) What is it?
    Publisher: Taewon Entertainment, Korea
    Other Information: 2Disc
    Shipment Unit: 1 What is it?
    YesAsia Catalog No.: 1004397153

    Product Information

    * Screen Format : Anamorphic Widescreen
    * Sound Mix : Dolby 5.1 / dts
    * DVD Type : N/A
    * Extras :
    - 감독, 배우(권수경, 신현준, 임하룡, 김수미) 음성 해설
    - 기봉이가 만들어진 과정(메이킹)
    - 다랭이 마을 사람들(감독, 배우 인터뷰)
    - 기봉이와 엄마의 변장술(분장 다큐멘터리)
    - 여창이와 기봉이의 어린시절 (아역 인터뷰)
    - 그들만의 마라톤 대회
    - 기봉이 집 제작 과정
    - 기자 간담회
    - 뮤직비디오
    - 예고편

    * Director : 권수경

    실화의 영화화
    다큐멘터리 인간극장 <맨발의 기봉씨>를 모티브로 영화가 만들어지다!

    <살인의 추억>, <실미도> 등으로 시작된 실화의 영화화는 이제 한국영화 제작에서 빠질 수 없는 하나의 큰 흐름을 형성하고 있다. 영화화 되는 실화의 대부분은 그 자체로도 영화 못지 않은 드라마적인 구성요소를 가지고 있기 때문이다. 그리고, 실화를 소재로 한 영화들이 그렇듯 실화의 진정성을 영화 속에서 제대로 녹여냈을 때 관객과의 소통에서도 성공을 거두게 된다.

    이 같은 성공적인 실화 소재의 영화들의 계보를 이을 2006년 기대작이 바로 영화 <맨발의 기봉이>이다. <맨발의 기봉이>는 2003년 KBS 인간극장에서 방영된 ‘맨발의 기봉씨’에서 영화의 소재를 가져왔다. 가공되지 않는 진실이 갖는 깊은 울림을 여과 없이 보여준 기봉씨의 아름다운 이야기는 많은 시청자들의 마음을 사로잡았고 그 해 화제작으로 사람들의 입에 오르내렸다. 생생한 삶 그 자체 만으로도 많은 사람들의 마음을 사로잡은 기봉씨의 순수하고 감동적인 이야기는 영화 <맨발의 기봉이>로 탄생하면서 더욱 탄탄한 허구의 드라마로 덧칠 되어 실화 못지 않은 깊은 감동과 재미를 선사할 것이다.

    엄마를 위해 달리는 ‘맨발의 기봉이’

    남해의 아름다운 바다가 보이는 한적한 시골 ‘다랭이’ 마을에는 어려서 열병을 앓아 나이는 40살이지만 지능은 8살에 머문 때묻지 않은 노총각 기봉이 산다. 기봉이 세상에서 제일 사랑하는 것은 엄마, 제일 잘하는 것은 달리기이다. 동네 허드렛일을 하면서 얻어오는 음식거리를 엄마에게 빨리 가져다 주고 싶은 마음에 신발도 신지 않은 채 집으로 뛰어가 따뜻한 밥상을 차리는 그를 보고 동네 사람들은 ‘맨발의 기봉이’라고 부른다.

    못난 나무가 산을 지킨다

    기봉이는 팔순의 노모를 극진하게 모시는 효자로 온 동네에 소문이 자자하다. 기봉이의 아침은 엄마를 위해 매일 아침 따뜻한 세숫물을 가져다 주는 것으로 시작한다. 엄마를 위해 군불을 뗄 나무도 해오고, 빨래도 도맡아 한다. 노환으로 거동이 불편하고 귀가 어두운 엄마 옆에는 항상 기봉이가 따라다닌다. 시장에 가서 물건을 사거나 심지어 화장실을 가더라도 엄마 곁에는 항상 기봉이가 지키고 있다. 그런 그도 엄마 앞에서만은 어린아이가 되어 투정을 부리기도 하지만, 엄마가 화가 날때면 나무로 직접 깎아만든 마이크로 노래도 부르고, 장난도 치면서 엄마를 달래기도 한다. 엄마에게도 세상에서 가장 소중하고 의지가 되는 아들이 바로 기봉이다. 어려운 생활 형편이지만 그들의 얼굴에는 그늘이라곤 한 점 없다. 하루 하루를 늘 감사하면서 사는 그들은 항상 밝고 환한 웃음을 지을 뿐이다.

    엄마의 틀니를 위해 달리다 !

    엄마를 위해 달리는 것이 일상이다 보니 어릴 때부터 달리기 하나만은 자신 있었던 기봉은 우연히 그 지역에서 열린 달리기 대회에 엉겁결에 참여하게 되고 당당히 입상까지 한다. 그로 인해 평생 고생만 해온 엄마에게 뜻하지 않은 기쁨을 줄 수 있었던 기봉은 그 후로 달리기를 통해 엄마에게 즐거움을 주기로 결심을 한다. 한편, 기봉이의 재능을 기특하게 여긴 다랭이 마을 백 이장은 기봉이를 ‘전국 아마추어 하프 마라톤 대회’에 내보내기로 하고, 기봉이의 트레이너를 자처하며 본격적으로 훈련에 들어간다. 기봉이는 일등을 하면 이가 없어 마음대로 음식을 먹을 수 없는 엄마에게 틀니를 해드리라 결심하며 매일 동네를 달리며 연습에 매진하게 되는데…
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    Professional Review of "Barefoot Gi Bong Special Edition DTS"

    June 13, 2006

    Inspired by actual people and events, Barefoot Gi Bong tells the uplifting story of a mentally challenged forty-year-old living in the rural Korean village of Daraeng. Shin Hyun Jun, last seen yucking it up in Marrying the Mafia 2, plays the happy-go-lucky title character, a grown man whose handicap results from brain damage he suffered as a child due to a high fever. Om Gi Bong earns his nickname based on his lifelong penchant for running back-and-forth from his house to deliver food to his ailing mother, Mrs. Om (Kim Soo Mi). Perpetually hunched over and nearly toothless, Mrs. Om has clearly seen better days. Still, she's a heck of a woman and loves her son dearly.

    Gi Bong loves to run, an interest that will soon pay dividends in ways he never expected. After accidentally taking home first prize in a local race, Gi Bong finds himself training for the National Amateur Half Marathon. His sole intention for entering the race isn't fame and glory. No, it's something far more practical and immediate. All Gi Bong wants to do is use the prize money to buy his mother some false teeth, since she's having trouble swallowing her food.

    Mr. Baek (Im Ha Ryong), the head of the village, sees Gi Bong's talent for running as an opportunity to strengthen his re-election campaign, so he offers his services as a coach. It seems that the other village chiefs he pals around with are boasting how their respective towns nurtured homegrown celebrities, and Mr. Baek is eager to have one of his own. Meanwhile, most of the villagers remain skeptical of Gi Bong's chances, all save the girl working at the local photo shop (Kim Hyo Jin, from Everybody Has Secrets), who gives Gi Bong both the courage and the respect he deserves. Before too long, the villagers - and Mr. Baek himself - begin to experience a change of heart, but health problems may keep Gi Bong out of the race. Our protagonist remains determined to achieve his goal, but will he even make it to the finish line?

    In a nutshell, Barefoot Gi Bong is a nice little film, one that makes expert use of its rural locations and the more cinematic aspects of the medium. Shin Hyun Jun transforms himself into the mentally handicapped Gi Bong, never once breaking character. Gi Bong's propensity for mimicking the television weathermen and sportscasters proves rather amusing, as do the various comedic mishaps he gets involved with throughout the picture.

    If there's one quibble to be made, it's that sometimes the behavior feels a bit exaggerated. Unlike Cho Seung Woo's spot-on performance as an autistic man in Marathon, Shin's take on his character seems less reality-based. With his bad teeth and perpetually unkempt hair, the filmic Gi Bong looks very different than the real-life and otherwise "normal-looking" Gi Bong featured briefly in the film's opening scenes. Exaggerated or not, it's a fine performance all the same, as he capably handles both the humorous and more serious aspects of the role with a goofy, heartfelt charm that is hard to resist. It's a fantasy, and although we laugh at some of the situations Gi Bong encounters, the laughter never seems to come at his expense - at least not in a cruel way.

    The supporting players - Kim Soo Mi, Im Ha Ryeong, and Kim Hyo Jin, as well as the rest of the cast - all do their part in making Barefoot Gi Bong a solid piece of family-friendly entertainment. Whatever their miscues, the filmmakers have their hearts in the right place. While the film admittedly suffers in comparison to the similarly themed Marathon, Kwon Soo Kyeong's Barefoot Gi Bong is still an expertly shot film about the importance of family, faith, and perseverance. How can you knock a film like that, especially when it does its job well?

    by Calvin McMillin

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    Customer Review of "Barefoot Gi Bong Special Edition DTS"

    Average Customer Rating for this Edition: Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10 (1)
    Average Customer Rating for All Editions of this Product: Customer Review Rated Bad 9 - 9 out of 10 (2)

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    March 30, 2007

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    touching Customer Review Rated Bad 8 - 8 out of 10
    There are some beautiful sceneries, but there are no beautiful costumes, no beautiful looking people, nor are there any beautiful houses and furnitures, yet ths film will touch your heart. Even without the riches, even when it's only set in a small poor village, the characteristics of Koreans are all there - culture, respect, manner, love and yes, piggy back. The role of Gi Bong is very well portraited by Shin, but credits also go to the lady who played 'mother'. She is excellent. The relationahip between mother and son is sweet and loving. You might even shed a few tears. Worth watching.
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    August 26, 2006

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    A Must See Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
    This is an excellent film with laughter and sorrow. Although it does not quite measure up to Marathon, it is still a drama everyone should see. I am purchasing this to add to my library as I have just seen it in a theater. It is a keeper.
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