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Shim Eun-kyung becomes King of Walking in new film

Lovable actress Shim Eun-kyung (Cantabile Tomorrow, Seoul Station) is returning to the big screen with King of Walking. This coming-of-age film features Shim as Man-bok, an ordinary high school student with a bright personality but without any dreams or career aspirations.

Despite living in this goal-oriented era when being the number one is strongly emphasized, Man-bok doesn’t have anything she wants to do and has no idea what she wants to be. In addition, Man-bok suffers from extreme motion sickness. Even if she’s on the bus for a moment, she vomits. Thus, she has no choice but to walk to school every day, although it is a two-hour commute by foot. Her father, played by comedic actor Kim Kwang-kyu (Marriage Contract), thinks her nausea is all due to a weakness of the mind. Her mother is played by Kim Jung-young (The Good Wife).

In order to prove to her family and to herself that she is good at something, she decides to sign up for a national walking competition. She is supported by her hometown teacher, played by Kim Sae-byuk (Informant), who believes a sincere heart and hard work are most important. Her coach, played by Heo Jung-do (W–Two Worlds), guides Man-book into finding the fun in training. Even her pet cow, Miss Heifer, cheers her on with enthusiastic moo-ing.

The theme of this film is: “Even if you run, I will walk.” It’s a great you-do-you message that speaks to the of spirit of our youth today. Although running toward your goal and being first is good, taking your time and doing things at your own pace can be equally rewarding. In King of Walking, FT Island’s Lee Jae-jin (Unstoppable Marriage) makes his movie debut as Man-bok’s first love, a hip-hop-loving delivery boy. Yoon Ji-won (Cheese in the Trap) plays Man-bok’s practical best friend, who wants to become a stable government worker.

Overall, this movie is a refreshing story about a young girl who learns who she is by doing what she does best: walking. Comedy youth film King of Walking premieres in Korea this October.

Via DongA Sports, News1

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Yaasss, my girl Eun-Kyung ssi is still going at it. I haven't watched Seoul Station nor Missing You yet, but I am glad she is staying active in the big screen business, despite talking about being unconfident about it earlier. I also can't wait for her other movies, hoping to come soon.

...Now that I think about it, she's been in a lot of projects this year/late last year. Fabricated City with Ji Chang Wook, Marital Harmony with Lee Seung Gi, Seoul Station, THIS and a few smaller roles elsewhere. Yet I feel I miss my girl ♥

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Also I feel like this story is the story of my life. Not knowing what to do in life at all... Telling the story of how walking and not running through life will surely be a thing I need.

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Seoul Station uses only her voice,it's animation as a tip

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This speaks to me on so many levels. Extreme motion sickness. Check. Love for walking. Check. I've missed out on too many trips, but I want to tell her to keep walking, you might end up in the Olympics. I didn't but eventually I've learnt to get the sickness under control an now I have my own driving licence.
Anywayyyyy, Shim is a gem and I can't wait to watch this! And OMG it's Crazy Dog, I'm seeing him in all kinds of films lately. Ok just Like for Likes. But still. He's adorable.

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Hey you. I had the same problem too. Well, I get it sometimes now too but strangely I'll be fine if I'm the one who drives. I think in my case it depends on how someone drives, if it's my dad I'll be ok but if it's my elder brother, it'll be hell. It varies. So I'm stuck to always be the driver. Ha.

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Hiii! It also depends on where; went to visit my native country, and well the roads to my grandma's village were the worst or should I say nonexistent. I tried really hard to resist but my mom who's sitting next to me started it! It was a good day. Don't you hate the back seats too? The smell and the lack of fresh air in the closed off space is awful.

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I hope they promote on Runningman and do everything by walking.

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Yes 1000 times yes to thisss

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LOL

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OMG! I would die laughing. just imagine RM guys walking like that. :D

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Shim Eun-kyung <3. So happy for her continuing success in Chungmuro. Rock on girl!

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Hope I will get to watch this, I loved her in Miss Granny.

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OMG... this is awesome. I have motion sickness too... Even after partying until 3am, in drunken state... I walk home. Thank god I live in the city!

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Shim Eun Kyung is really cute and really good actress too..
Thankfully I don't have any motion sickness but it looks like watching the movie will be fun and uplifting.

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I realise Shim Run Kyung looks a little like Lee Yo Won...

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Awww, the premise sounds like a simple but cute and uplifting story. And I feel like no one can pull off the character better than Shim Eun Kyung. Love her and her offbeat characters! She was great in Sunny and Miss Granny.

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You know you're a fan when you can recognize the voice before seeing the face lol ? Definitely going to watch this for Jaejin, I wonder how much he's improved since The Flatterer especially with all those acting classes he's been taking.

I saw this trailer fansubbed a while ago and it just looks like such a cute, fun flick.

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haha! sounds totally like natsu from fairy tail. he even get nausea while riding a cart.

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One of my favorite actresses and so talented.
Saw her in Legend, Hansel and Gretel, Sunny, and Miss Granny where she was hilarious!!! I didn't like Nodame Cantible though.
This movie looks like fun. Feels.. My husband is OK when driving, but when he's on the passenger seat, he gets nauseous so we pulled over several times....
Can't wait to see her in Seoul Station and this movie.

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Wow! Is it just me or is she like a young Kim Sam Soon in this movie? Love her!

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I love her movies! Sunny and Ms. Granny were both really fun and heart warming. Putting this movie on the watch list!

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