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Good Morning President sells out at PIFF in 1 minute

Technically, 1 minute and 35 seconds.

Such is the box office draw of one of Korea’s favorite actors, Jang Dong-gun. The warm and humorous Good Morning President is his first film in several years, and Korean audiences are eager to see Jang back onscreen, as he has been out of the Hallyu spotlight to pursue Hollywood interests (The Warrior’s Way is still forthcoming). Thus they’ve leapt at the chance to get their first glimpse of his latest role when President opens October’s Pusan International Film Festival.

Sure, he only plays one of three presidents in the movie (with Lee Soon-jae, Go Du-shim) and stars opposite glamorous Han Chae-young, but really, the pull is all about Jang Dong-gun.

Tickets went on sale at 5pm on September 21, and according to a rep at PIFF, they sold out completely in the first minute and 35 seconds. This follows a similar response to last year’s PIFF opener, Gift to Stalin, which also sold out in under 2 minutes. Some previous fast sellers include The Coast Guard (which also starred Jang Dong-gun and sold out in 2 min 4 sec) in 2002, The Last Witness (2 min 28 sec) in 2001, and Traces of Love (2 min 45 sec) in 2006. President is therefore the fastest-selling Korean film at PIFF, which seems to me a strange statistic to keep track of, but oh well.

Via Joy News

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I miss JDG on movie screen so much . He was my first crush and favorit actor of Korean dramas and movies in the year of 2000. I've watched almost of his movies and dramas
He still looks so good!

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He's one of my favorite Korean actors and so happy to hear his come-back film is starting at a high note! He's looking good too and I'm so looking f/ward to watching this film when it comes out! He's dashingly handsome and I heard he's really a nice person in real life! Good Luck JDG & welcome back, hope you do another drama like All About Eve etc.

Thnx javabeans for this article!

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this is such a good news and i hope this movie will be at least top 5 in all time box office movie. JDG is really a valuable treasure for Korean movie industries, he has it all, the total package - looks, talents, personality, charm, aura. People just can't help but to fall for him. I love him so much too, for nearly a decade already and surprisingly the love is going stronger with each passing day. All the best to my beloved actor JDG and to Good Morning President!

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I'm going to check this out just for that reason. JDG name is big enough, throw in HCY, I'm so there....

I'm curious, after marrying to a chaebol husband, Han Chae Young is very much active in the show biz (CFs, drama, movie....) but Kim Hee Sun. She had a recent photoshoot & modelling for charity, not much going on.... the baby could take up most of her time these days. But then we have Son Tae Young, Lee Yo Weon are back to TV screen shortly after having kids....

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I can just stare at JDG on the movie poster all day. How can there be such a perfect & charming man.....**Drooling***......

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After watching the preview trailer, and interview at youtube, I am really looking forward to this movie. It seems pretty good. I am ready to switch gears and watch JDG in a comedy movie. The other 2 "presidents" stories also seems funny. Another plus in HCY-she matches well with JDG- nice poster.

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If I were there I'd definitely buy the ticket on its premiere! Sigh, Jang Dong Gun, my true love from Korean drama ( and movies)'s world..

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I love this man so much, very down to earth. I hope GMP will be a big hit .

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