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Petty Romance

Petty Romance
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Manga artist teams up with female sex columnist to produce steamy, action filled comic.
Film Summary
Kim Joung-hoon
Lee Sun-kyun, Choi Kang-hee
(English subtitles)
South Korea
Film Main Info
An adult cartoon contest is announced offering a $100,000 prize. Talented cartoonist Jung-bae (Lee Sun-Kyun) is constantly turned down by publishing companies because of his poor story lines. To raise his chances of winning, he hires a sex advice columnist, Da-rim (Choi Kang-hee), a self-claimed expert on relationship and love-making with big imagination and zero experience. For the cartoon competition, Da-rim comes up with the idea of a female assassin, Ma Mi-so, who keeps her male victims captive for erotic kicks. The two, who seemed perfectly matched, team up for the lucrative prize, bringing out their respective wildest fantasies. Trouble is set to brew: will they be able to complete the task and win the competition?… Live action interspersed with erotic and action manga scenes. One of South Korea’s biggest box office smashes. Spectacular action and sizzling love scenes from the couple’s imagination were given life through the hand of award winning illustrator Seok Jeong-hyeon. The movie captures the process of adult animation production and director Kim Jeong-hoon uses a great technique of mixing feature film and adult Manwha (Korean comic books) for erotic & fighting segments when the couple’s inner thoughts come alive into action.
“Hugely enjoyable” – Beyond Hollywood
“In desperate need of a dirty mind” – Neo Magazine
“unconventional rom-com with sex on the menu” - Film Business Asia
"The film really excels when it blends live action with animation." -
"I won’t be surprised if in a few years Hollywood nabs it, sanitises it and remakes it with Jennifer Aniston." -
Cinema Listings: 
Auteurnative Season at Genesis Cinema, 30th Aug 2012, London
Terracotta Far East Film Festival 2011, London
DVD Info
DVD Release Date: 
October 8th 2012
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