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Ryu Seung-beom and Lee Beom-soo’s new comedy
by | April 11, 2012 | 35 Comments

You know, I wondered why I kept seeing pictures of Ryu Seung-beom running around shoeless wearing nothing but a yellow pajama onesie like a crazy person. I’m pretty sure I don’t even need to know what this movie’s about, because you had me at Ryu Seung-beom in a onesie. Here’s a sneak peek at his latest film with Lee Beom-soo (History of the Salaryman) and Kim Ok-bin (The Front Line, Thirst) called Over My Dead Body, or the more literal title, The Corpse is Back.

It’s a comedy heist film produced by Cine 2000 and directed by Woo Sun-ho, about three thieves who are all after the same corpse, presumably because Dead Guy kept a lot of expensive secrets, or perhaps a treasure map on his person at all times. Ryu Seung-beom plays a con man whose penchant for lying and cheating is innate. Lee Beom-soo is the brains of the operation, a rational and meticulous researcher. Kim Ok-bin’s character is described as acting before speaking, so maybe she’s the badass. The three have nothing in common, except for the fact that they each want this dead body, so they plan a heist, and well, things just go horribly awry. Thus begins the wild goose chase.

I’m definitely in the mood for an all-out comedy with wacky characters and ridiculous situations, and it’s nice to be able to see Lee Beom-soo so soon after Salaryman in another hilarious role. Keep ’em coming, I say. CJ Entertainment’s distributing the film, and the trailer’s already got subs, so there’s a good chance it’ll hit stateside. Over My Dead Body is in theaters in Korea now.

Via My Daily


35 Comments from the Beanut Gallery
  1. Toya

    Thank God, I missed him being in something funny.

    • 1.1 Toya

      Wow! My first “First comment”! Is there a victory dance or a fist pump for this moment?

      • 1.1.1 May Tae

        how about a hi-5 😀

        • jomo

          A “Hi – 1” seems more numerically correct, though if you choose the wrong 1, it could be rather insulting.

          • sherry


  2. skinnymocha

    Nice. Looking forward to this, especially, as you said, right off the back of Salaryman. Lee Beom-soo still has his Bang hair in the poster.

  3. Mystisith

    This looks wacko!! And i saw something like a North Korean SNSD fan in the trailer…

    • 3.1 shl

      I think you’re right!

  4. Nida

    Woah! You guys are up early. But then again, so am I ^^

  5. copy

    This movie’s concept is v. similar to a legendary Indian comedy movie from the 70s.

    • 5.1 Alvina

      Which one?

    • 5.2 diorama

      Ooh! It’s like Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro. But that one, even though it was funny, was really a dark satire on bureaucratic corruption. This one looks plain fun.

      And OMG, that first picture had me laughing my butt off. I’m going to save it forever.

  6. conan

    So that’s why Kim Ok-bin was sporting shocking pink hair. I knew she was eccentric but not that eccentric. And for once the English title is nice and quirky, not some half-assed Engrish title. Thank God.

  7. lenrasoon

    Lee Beom-soo<3

    anyway i wanna see this movie too.

  8. Eked13

    Storywise sounds a little bit like Head with the wonderful Baek Yun-Shik. That was only last year, but the cast certainly sells this.

  9. Christy

    Lee Beom Soo!!! ^-^

  10. 10 Daniella

    Aww, I thought this was a drama!
    Go Lee Beom Soo!

  11. 11 canxi

    Love all of them! And the pink hair really suits Kim Ok-Bin who should just have more roles everywhere. Loved her as the crazy and manipulative newly-turned-vampire in Thirst!

  12. 12 lulu

    what’s with Lee Bum-soo and crazy-colored-hair females? Anyway, solid cast.. uh, I miss watching bizarre and funny and bizarre-and-funny Asian movies! I must get some rec! Anyone? Not that Pet movie though please!

    • 12.1 will work for soju

      Spellbound (Chilling Romance) – a romantic comedy/thriller was good. I also love Antique Bakery and Daytime Drinking. Save the Green Planet was pretty bizarre but a little dark.

    • 12.2 Mystisith

      Bizarre and funny? In the recent ones, Chilling Romance has been a hit. Then, if you like our beloved alien Lee Min ki, you can also watch Quick: Action movie, funny and romance.

      My favorites for the older ones are:
      Kiss me, kill me.
      Hi! Dharma.
      Marrying the mafia.
      Strangely it’s the same male lead in the 3 movies… He is my first ahjussi crush after all!

  13. 13 Arhazivory

    This plot is definitely different and since I’m now in love with Lee Beom Soo….I definitely wanna watch this.

  14. 14 gala

    Any RSB fans out there? let’s give some love to this guy. loved him so much in Arahan.

  15. 15 aya

    After watching history of a salary man, i’m gamed for anything lee beom soo comes in

  16. 16 asianromance

    great first pic! saw the picture and just HAD to click on it!

  17. 17 himonogirl

    Now we all know what this man looks at home.
    *imagines Wifey Gong Hyo-jin sporting a matching onesie*

    • 17.1 Alison

      LOL that’s classic!

    • 17.2 Carinne

      Wooo~ I was thinking the same thing.^ , ^

  18. 18 danny

    i love the title “OVer my Dead Body, serious but hilarious!

  19. 19 Steamy Bun

    Ooh, looks FUN!

  20. 20 Webfoot

    Heist + stray dead body. Love.

    I don’t think the ‘trying to hide an inconvenient dead body’ scene will ever get tired.

  21. 21 Ani


  22. 22 daniela

    I need this movie fast, now! It looks like “Hangover” witch was, for me, the best comedy show in the last years – fresh and funny.

  23. 23 Janet

    that first picture is just pure gold. 😀

  24. 24 INFINITElySHINee

    This is a nice movie to watch without thinking about anything. It gives you nice laughs, but when you start thinking about all the things such as symbolism or deeper meaning, it’ll mess up the movie for you. Ryu Seung Bum has some serious acting chops. I never knew he was this amazing at acting.

    All in all, this movie is great one to kill time and laugh, and Ryu Seung Bum is an amazing actor.

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