Released on December 29, 2021 in theaters, the movie Happy New Year ( A Year-End Medley ) (2021) can now be enjoyed on streaming services . For those of you who have been waiting for the appearance of Lee Dong Wook, Kang Ha Neul, Yoona, Han Ji Min or Lee Jin Wook in one film, of course you ca n’t miss it.
This film with many stories in it is reminiscent of last year’s New Year Blues (2020). The formula used is not too much different but with stories and of course different players. Speaking of facts, there are some interesting Happy New Year ( A Year-End Medley ) (2021) Movie Facts to know. What are those?
1. A Star-studded Movie
The fact that the film Happy New Year ( A Year-End Medley ) (2021) is the first and the main attraction is that it stars a series of experienced actors.
This film not only put 2-3 big names as the players, but more than ten. The actors and actresses involved in Happy New Year ( A Year-End Medley ) (2021) get different stories.
The names of the actors that you can see appearing in this film include Han Ji Min , Lee Dong Wook , Kang Ha Neul , Yoona, Won Jin Ah, Lee Kwang Soo, Seo Kang Joon, Lee Jin Wook, Lee Kyu Hyung, Kim Young Kwang, Jo Joon Young to two senior actors Lee Hye Young and Jung Jin Young.
They are definitely not a new name in the South Korean film or drama industry. In quality, the filler of this film is on top. In 2018, when Han Ji Min played in Miss Baek, this actress was flooded with many awards. One of the prestigious ones came from the Baeksang Arts Awards.
2. The Director and Writer of My Sassy Girl (2001)
The film which lasts about 2 hours 17 minutes is the work of director Kwak Jae Yong. Jae Young himself turned out to be a director and scriptwriter for the hit film starring Jun Ji Hyun and Cha Tae Hyun entitled My Sassy Girl (2001).
My Sassy Girl (2001) was named the highest grossing comedy in South Korea. He also scored hits in Japan, Taiwan and Hong Kong. The success of the film My Sassy Girl (2001) in the Asian region is the same as the boom of Titanic (1997).
In 2008 America also adapted the film into a comedy series, starring Jesse Bradford and Elisha Cuthbert. The fame of My Sassy Girl (2001) seems difficult to be matched by similar films as at least almost 5 million tickets were sold worldwide and 1.7 million were sold in Seoul during its 10 weeks in theaters.
3. Present a Classic Love Story in 8 Stories
Another fact of the film Happy New Year ( A Year-End Medley ) (2021) is that it presents a classic love story. The main idea of this film is very general and not something new, namely all things about love and all kinds of love. That way it is very easy to digest, light and fun at the same time.
Selling dramas or movies about love is like selling boiled peanuts; His fans are never empty. However, you will not get bored watching it because this film features at least 8 different love stories. The plot that wraps the love stories makes it even more interesting.
4. Jo Joon Hyung’s First Kiss with Kang Ha Neul
In the process of taking pictures there are always interesting facts that emerge. In this film, one fact that is quite adorable is the excitement when in one scene Kang Ha Neul is forced to kiss Jo Joon Hyung, precisely giving the young actor artificial respiration.
The scene that should have been quite ordinary became different because apparently it was Jo Joon Hyung’s first kiss during his career in acting.
Kang Ha Neul was told many times apologizing to Jo Joon Hyung on the set for ‘stealing’ the young man’s important and emotional moments.
5. Rank 3 in the First Week of Release
The next Happy New Year ( A Year-End Medley ) (2021) fact is related to the achievements or numbers that this film gets from its screening in theaters. Officially in theaters on December 29, 2021, the Korean Film Council announced that this film was ranked third in its first week of screening.
Happy New Year ( A Year-End Medley ) (2021) was watched by at least 207,379 people in its first week of release.
It’s below Spiderman: No Way Home (2021) and The King’s Man (2021) , but still has the upper hand over The Matrix Resurrections (2021). The latest information on January 14, 2022, he occupied the second position of Korean films that aired in 2022.
6. Unexpected but Sweet Couples
As a film that shows various love stories, Happy New Year ( A Year-End Medley ) (2021) ‘gives birth’ to many unexpected couples. So far, you might not have thought that Han Ji Min could match up with Kim Young Kwang and even Lee Jin Wook.
Then there is Kang Ha Neul who is adorable when he is plotted to fall in love with Yoona. Then Lee Dong Wook, who can be very romantic, collided with Won Jin Ah.
Besides them, there is also a senior couple Jung Jin Young and Lee Hye Young who are no less romantic and remind us of the beauty of the first love story. There are also Seo Kang Joon and Lee Kwang Soo who are warm friends and Jo Joon Young and Wo Ji An who are shy about cats.
Some of the facts about Happy New Year ( A Year-End Medley ) (2021) above are quite interesting. To a lesser extent this can add a sense of closeness to the film itself.