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Han Hyo-joo and the many faces of the man who loves her

I’ve been really impatient for the first teaser for Beauty Inside, and it’s finally here. The supernatural romance movie is the first feature film outing from commercial director Baek Jong-yeol, about a man who wakes up in a different body every time he goes to sleep, and the woman who comes to love him anyway. Han Hyo-joo (C’est Si Bon, Cold Eyes) stars as Yi-soo, the woman that our hero Woo-jin loves, while Woo-jin is played by a whopping 21 actors:

Yoo Yeon-seok (Warm and Cozy), Lee Jin-wook (Three Musketeers), Park Seo-joon (Kill Me, Heal Me), Park Shin-hye (Pinocchio), Lee Dong-wook (Hotel King), Lee Hyun-woo (The Technicians), Lee Beom-soo (Triangle), Kim Dae-myung (Misaeng), Kim Sang-ho (Doctor Stranger), Chun Woo-hee (Han Gong-ju), Go Ah-sung (Heard It Through the Grapevine), Kim Joo-hyuk (Gu-am Heo Jun), Ueno Juri (Alice’s Thorn), and Seo Kang-joon (What’s With This Family), just to name a few.

It’s an interesting concept that had me curious from the start, because you either get a really great ensemble with a boatload of stars, or it becomes a disjointed cameo parade. But I have to say, each of these actors playing one character does make me want to watch the movie to satisfy my curiosity alone. I can’t even tell you which of them is the real Woo-jin, since we aren’t told, but in keeping with the “beauty is on the inside” theme, it hopefully won’t matter if the film does its job. Though it’d be a nice cosmic reward if she loved the bald ajusshi and got Yoo Yeon-seok at the end, wouldn’t it?

The teaser starts with a friend introducing Woo-jin (played by Lee Jin-wook): “This oppa is really good-looking isn’t he? It doesn’t matter. When he sleeps and wakes up, his face always changes. He wakes up Chinese, then he wakes up a woman. One time, he woke up this REALLY pretty woman.” Cut to: Park Shin-hye, slapping away the same friend for drunk-flirting with him in that body. Ha.

Then we switch to Woo-jin’s narration as we see more versions of him (voiceover by Yoo Yeon-seok): “Yesterday, my hand was bigger than my face, but today my face is twice as big. I don’t know why I became this way, or how I can get back to normal. When I sleep and wake up, I look different.” The captions introduce Han Hyo-joo as the one person he’s found that he wants to share his secret with. We see him approaching her every day as a different person, always having to start all over with her.

The movie’s taglines are: “I love you, no matter what I look like today.” “I love you, no matter what you look like today.” I really like the romantic notion that she might come to recognize him somehow inside all of these different people, or fall in love with him anew every day, like 50 First Dates. And that it might not matter if he were tall or short, old or young, or even man or woman on the outside. I love the potential of that story, and I’m happy that it looks like a sweet romance with a touch of humor and whimsy.

Beauty Inside hits theaters in July.

Via Osen, TV Report

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Oh, this is intriguing! Can't wait to see it

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What I find really wonderful is that it doesn't matter whether it's a man OR a woman. I love that because we'll see a big cast ... I can't wait to see Park Shin Hye's turn! On the topic of the storyline ... perhaps it's more like the hero moves into a different body (someone else's) rather than turning into a new person? Also, I hope that they don't make one of the many 'faces' some really old dude. That would be creepy. Gah - I'm so interested in this. Perhaps she won't fall in love each time and rather she will have platonic relationships with certain faces? idk.

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This gentleman is probably in. I don't see the problem here. The idea is that it's what we have inside that matters. If other races or younger ages or other genders are ok, why not someone way older? It would defeat the message to just go for the "pretty" options.

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To clarify, I meant that I wouldn't be at all comfortable seeing her end-game with, like, a reaaally old person. I've seen that Jeon Young-woon's part of the line-up, and I don't have an issue with that. Aside from that, I'm personally not comfortable with huge age gaps, hence why I said that it would come off as 'creepy' to me. Here in the context of the main falling for a really old guy. Anyway, looking forward to this movie, and thanks for pointing out that my language may have come across as problematic for some.

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Yes I completely get what you mean. I hope the ending person is the real person. (If there IS a real face)

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Ageism. Ugh.

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Getting your knickers in a twist much? Since when did it become offensive to dislike age gaps? Don't just throw around terminology here. Go 'ugh' over something that really matters.

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Excuse me but the issue is big enough for me to not let it pass.
I am sorry to Masquerade that my comment was too short and not elaborative. How silly.

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i see absolutely nothing there to indicate ageism lol

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I'm hearing really good things about this movie. Very much looking forward to it!

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This sounds awesome. Can't wait to watch!!

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+1

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"Every Day" by David Levithan has the same plot. It will be a fun one to watch though!

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It's so similar it really bothers me. Sounds like plagiarism, unless they have some kind of license, which I doubt. I'm disappointed.

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Duuuuuude. I was thinking the same thing. It's essentially the korean, non-YA version of David Levithan's Every Day.

I really do hope it's good though. I mean, similar premise aside (allowances can be made, mah baby is in it! <3), I hope it differentiates itself and dazzles us. I'd be a bit disappointed if it didnt. D:

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I think it was mentioned in an earlier post on dramabeans that this movie is based on David Levithan's Everyday.

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I believe it's an adaptation of Every Day. No one would be stupid enough to directly copy the plot of a book, I'm 100% sure they have a license/permission.

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I don't know about that. David Levithan is a pretty known YA writer and Every Day is a really popular book, so I think it's weird that I heard no one talking about the adaptation, in case it is licensed.

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This movie is actually an adaptation of an Intel-Toshiba film of the same title released in 2011. The novel by Levithan was released in 2012.

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the premise reminds me of Quantum Leap too but not quite the same

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I was scrolling through the comments to see if anyone thought the same thing. It looks interesting though.

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THANK YOU for pointing this out. When I first read the article, it was like i was transported to when i read in one sitting, Levithan's Every Day. haha! I loved the book. Hopefully they execute this movie well. :)

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It is my understanding that this is an adaptation of the short "The Beauty Within" from Intel and Toshiba. Be forewarned that if you watch the short, it could spoil the movie.

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Is it the one with Matthew gray gubler in it? I thought this is just one of those promotional shorts when I read about it somewhere else

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No, anglvue is right. I even watched that series when it first came out. I loved it. But i just watched another trailer for this movie. It seems to branch farther into the relationship, even farther than the end of her accepting him. I'm going to be interested in seeing how this goes as well. :)

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I didn't read the full cast list properly and had a major moment of "wait a minute, is that UENO JURI?!!!" when I saw her poster lol

I think this sounds intriguing, and most of the cast are actors I really love.

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I know right! So excited to see her!

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You took the words right out of my mouth!

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Like "Quantum Leap"?

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GAAAH! That's the first thing that came to mind for me too. The main character transforms into someone else and not so much him in someone else's body, a kind of metamorphosis if you will.

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The mini episodes of the original story were really good, and I love the whole cast in this, so my expectations are really high~ I am surprised YYS is doing the voice over, I expected her to first fall in love with Seojoon and him continuing the voiceover through the rest of the movie...

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I'm not fond of HHJ, but I'm excited about this movie. I love most of the rest of the cast, and the concept fascinates me. I first started thinking about it after watching the (1978) film Heaven Can Wait in which one of the characters (who knew he might be incarnate in a different body) says something like, "Someday someone might come up to you... and when you look in his eyes, you'll feel recognized". I wonder what the world would be like if we all woke up in different bodies each day and had to rely on different cues to "see" a person.

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His wardrobe must be veerry big to fit all of his clothes. He need various size n style to match his face everyday.

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I also have a weird obsession with the same thing since this was announced.

How does he keep a job? Distance one? Online? How does he make money to keep buying new outfits and glasses and such? What about his ID card and official info?

I know they are not important for the message the movie probably has, but still, I need some basic logic to apply here. :P

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Haha my first thought was how does he hold down a job too! Are these other people who have lives or new faces he randomly assumes from a cosmic generator? Does he have their memories if they are other people? Has he experienced that time of the month? What would happen if he landed in a foreigner's body, would he know their language or Korean still?

So many questions, will one movie be enough? I'm excited though!

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Might be a silly question... is Woo Jin a spirit and possesses(?) different bodies or does his body morph everyday?

Lol so mind bending! Definitely need to watch this movie to find out XD

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The answer is both very simple and very Korean: he's a chaebol!

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Haha! I had the same thought! I was wondering how he would dress himself each time he woke up.

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It looks good! Definitely a film I want to see. Plot is interesting and new to me.

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Sounds like Every Day by David Levithan. Excited to see it!

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How did they manage to secure cameos from all these amazing actors?!

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It looks better than I thought. I originally planned on watching it anyway.

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OMG! Look at that cast.......WOW! I really want to see this.

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HAN HYO JOO !!!!!!!!!! TT TT
The rest of the cast is so on point !! must watch this!!

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+1. HHJ is so lucky to get to act with all these awesomeness!!!

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Trailer looks interesting.

Anyone know what the song in the trailer happens to be?

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It's True Romance by Citizens

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Thanks!

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Han Hyo Joo on Running Man Please......

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Areumdapta!!!!

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+1 she was so funny last time !!

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Love, love, love! I'm in, in in! <3

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There's a photo on the director's Instagram with the extended cast list of just Woo Jin, and there were like at least 122 of them.

Here's the photo:
https://instagram.com/p/25iY9qE8XQ/

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Lucky girl! Nothing more to add, except I hope I'll come across it when it's subbed and everything...

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Holy moly this sounds and looks amazing. Cant wait to see it!

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I'm interested but wary of this movie...

While it sounds like a fun concept, I wonder how the different actors will portray the same character..... I can already imagine the inconsistencies of the delivery due to the different acting levels and limitations of the different actors.

I feel like that's what I'm mostly going to be looking out for or pay attention in when watching rather than the story....

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I have the same worry. A 2-hour movie with over 50 or however many they are main actors? Not only will each actor not get enough time to build a connection with the audience, the difference in style, talent and skill level you mentioned will likely show. It would take great planning and communication for everyone to be on the same page and it would still not be a sure thing.

I mean, even in the case of 'Doctor Who', people go through an adjustment period with new actors. Let alone if they keep popping up ever 2 minutes. The cognitive dissonance created here might be too big for any viewer to really get into the groove of its reality within 2 hours.

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Well. Does this mean Woojin is genderfluid, since he transforms from male to female all the time? Also I share the same concerns about how he still holds a job and stuff- also does this mean Han Hyojoo's character is bisexual? Fun premise.

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He makes furnitures for a living, and sells it online if I'm not mistaken.

This movie is based on a short film by Intel x Toshiba with the same title. It's a lovely short film. You can check it out here:

https://youtu.be/rbNP_c0wUxE

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interesting!

This is a remake of the intel/toshiba partnership film ALSO called The Beauty Inside: check it out here for the first episode: https://youtu.be/3GdWUjG72sk

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I will watch it for Yoo Yeon Seok... >_<

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I have a feeling that the actual woo jin is YYS

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I want to watch this so bad!!!!!!!!! I can't wait until it's online and subbed in english!! <3

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Definitely want to watch this! the trailer already looks interesting! And look at the amazing casts! Go Ah Sung is also one of them, saw her in Snowpiercer.

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Personally If I had my way the end would be Park Shin-hye, Chun Woo-hee, Go Ah-sung or Ueno Juri.

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I probably watch it just for all those cameos tbh. They sure manage to get all the big names in movie industry AND Ueno Juri. How awesome is that?

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What is the song in the trailer? It's a nice touch!!

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True Romance by Citizens!

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Omg this reminds me of the book Everyday by David Levithan! Sooo gonna watch this!

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My brain immediately jumped to the logistics of how this guy goes about everyday life. How does he dress all his altar egos? Don't his neighbors notice that they never see the same guy twice cone out of his house? Are all his family members conveniently dead or did he run away from home? Things like this.

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Look, as long as Lee Jin Wook makes more than one appearance, I'm signing up to be the girl. I'll tolerate anything to have the occasional appearance of his royal hotness. And look, Park Seo Joon (puppy!) and Lee Dong Wook show up too. There are even bonuses for waiting! I'm game!

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I might get a headache, but it sounds pretty intriguing so I'll definitely watch it! I'm also curious about whether his body morphs or if he temporarily takes on someone else's body/identity. Really surprised it's a movie instead of a drama!

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There were a lot of hot faces but the moment Lee Beom Soo smiled on the teaser video, I'm watching this for him.

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I share that sentiment. *shameless fangirling*

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50 first dates ----Man that was one movie I still love sooooo soooo mucccchhhh!!! That kinds got me a huge believer in fate for love stories in my younger days. It still makes me wonder how "true" could be that story. Anyways now I am gonna keep my fingers crossed on this movie :)

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Ahh Everyday. I've been waiting for an adaptation or at least something with a similar concept. Finally!!

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It's actually a remake of a social film called The Beauty Inside with Topher Grace from 2012. It's a pretty solid piece. If you want to watch the original version, it's available at the link below but don't watch it if you don't want any spoilers for the Korean remake. I've seen it already but I'm still looking forward to watching this one!

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2340298/

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I'm just really excited over the fact that do jihan is in it.

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OMO! This movie sounds like an absolute must-watch! SO excited XD

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UENO JURI? woah. read the cast, amazed at PSH playing, a guy in a woman's bod- then saw UENO JURI in the poster, how did i miss her from the cast list?? woah. the premise is totes intriguing!!! thrilled for this. major feels---

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UENO JURI!!!!!! ohmy!!!!! i loooove heeeeeeer!!!

can yoo yeon seok be end game? i just want him to end up with a girl in every drama/movie...but only when he plays adorable characters... *coughs* chilbong *cough*

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Knowing he's the one narrating, there's a big chance it might be him *crossing fingers* check the US version (2012) for some answers ;)
Anyway, I'm looking forward to it, top-notched cast *_*

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there's a US version? does it have the same title?

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Yeah same title, try looking on youtube (it's a mini-series btw)...starring Topher Grace, Matthew Gray Gubler, Caitriona Balfe and many others.

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waaah....that sounds interesting...okay i'll check it out :) thanks!!

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This is literally the exact carbon copy of Drake Doremus' "The Beauty Inside."
I almost have to think the writers, director or producers must have bought some sort of legal writes to Doremus' screenplay.
Doremus' film's female lead is also a worker at an antique store.
Read about it: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Beauty_Inside

"The Beauty Inside" debuted in 2012 on YouTube and used self-recorded video of people all around the world to play the main character whose physical appearance changed every day. A wonderful take on using social media on an ever transient character.

This Korean film is a complete copy cat. Disappointing.

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Did you even bother to do some due diligence, much less read the previous posts?

This is an ADAPTATION of the Doremus short (next time, don't make your post so disappointing).

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So... this film is for all the females <3 Nice package- all good things in one! :)

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so great to hear the voice of YYS !
I am so excited that I can see the movie because this movie has been sold to 11 country !
I can see YYS from the big screen the first time although I hv to wait to last almostly .
Forgive me that I only concentrated on YYS !
Actually, this movie is attractive because of the story and so many cast .

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Watching a the preview intrigue me of what kind of story it invoke to it's audience, what it mystery romance, or a heavy drama. Gonna watch this, these may offer a very bankable to watch for because the actors involve are known to be good in their respective profession. See you on screen!

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woohoo! thought they might cancel it since it has been a while since I have heard anything new. Hope it is worth watching! I'm still waiting for it to come out.

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I absolutely loved the novel Every Day by David Levithan! Really excited to see the movie :-)

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This is exactly like "every day" a book by David Levithan. In which case it's gonna end in sadly after fun bikinis. At one point he woke up in her body.

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I dont have any idea who/which body woo jin is, but I have feeling that the last woo jin is YYS, bcs the last filming of beauty inside is he with HHJ in Prague!

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