The film Over the Mountain (literal translation), which depicts the childhood of the late Cardinal Stephen Kim Sou Hwan, is a box office hit. Scheduled to be released on April 30, the film is at the top of the ticket sales even with the world-renowned Avengers series is being re-released at major multiplexes.
As of 11:00 a.m. on April 23 KST, Over the Mountain topped the ticket sales with a 13.3% reservation rate. The following are the Avengers series.
Over the Mountain is the first Korean film to depict the first Korean cardinal, who was respected by the entire nation beyond the walls of religion. The film is based on the work of the late Jung Chae Bong, well-known for his children’s story Oseam, and depicts the child days of Kim Sou Hwan, who wanted to become a ginseng seller rather than a priest for his parents.
A fairytale-like production is particularly prominent, and the process of the seed of faith settling in young Sou Hwan’s heart is unfolded with beautiful scenery. The movie is easy and simple enough for children and teenagers to comprehend.
Actors who have been active in both big and small screens, including Lee Hang Na, Ahn Nae Sang, Kang Shin Il, Song Chang Eui, and Lee Yul Eum, will appear in the film. In particular, child actor Lee Kyung Hoon, who has been selected at the odds of one in 260 to play the young Kim Sou Hwan, shows impressive performances.