A Werewolf Boy is a Korean film produced in 2012. The film is about a gentle, touching love story between a young woman and a werewolf, starring Song Joong-gi and Park Bo-young. made a strong impression, spread and achieved great success.
Receiving an unwanted call, Kim Soon-i from the US is forced to return to Korea - stopping where she used to be when she was young. With her niece Eun-joo returning to the old place, the magical memories of 47 years ago suddenly returned.
When Soon-i was just a 19-year-old girl, her family had to move to the countryside. Here, life is different from where she used to live, lost, lonely, but Soon-i accidentally discovered a secret. A werewolf guy! Because of trouble in the handling of the local government, this guy is "temporarily" raised by the Soon-i family, named Kim Cheol-soo.
Cheol-soo is always silent, just growling and trying to hide his huge, distorted body in the dark with a wild, mysterious gaze. In addition, his behavior as strange as that of a wild animal really makes Soon-i curious and intrigued. Just like that, the memories of the beautiful, gentle, loving, sunshine flooded in the plateau between the two people are more and more increasing. Soon-i gradually "teaches" Cheol-soo to behave like a human with affection filled her heart, a kind of pure, miraculous love.
However, one day, Cheol-soo loses his composure. In a panic, he returned to his animal nature and became the fear of the villagers. Once again, Soon-i decides to save Cheol-soo: "Wait for me! I'll be back for you."
A Werewolf Boy achieved great success in Korea right after it started premiering:
1 million tickets milestone after only 5 days. Turnover reached about 2 million dollars after 9 days. Turnover hit $ 3.6 million after 12 days. As one of the rare Korean movies that exploit the theme of gentle love, Wolf is considered one of the most anticipated works in Korea.
A Werewolf Boy also created a big surprise when setting a new record for the movie theaters in "Exam Day" - the day when all students in the whole country of Korea conducted the study results. .
On November 15, 2012, "Wolf" reached 4,120,000 tickets, becoming the most successful movie of all time.
And yet, on November 18, Wolf continued to hit 5 million tickets, 6 million tickets on November 26, and then 7 million tickets on December 16, making the film's sales number three at Korea calculated in 2012, although released at the end of the year.
Song Joong-gi as Kim Cheol-soo
Park Bo-young as Kim Soon-i (youth) / Eun-joo
Lee Young-I-an as Kim Soon-i
Jang Young-nam as Soon-i's Mother
Yoo Yeon-seok as Ji-tae
Kim Hyang Gi as Kim Soon-ja
Yoo Seong-mok as Professor Kang Tae-sik