A Man who was Superman

A Man who was Superman (2008)

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A snobbish producer makes a documentary about the extraordinary behavior of her neighbor who believes himself to be Superman.

  • Native title:

    슈퍼맨이었던 사나이
  • Also Known as:

    Superman ieotdeon sanai

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May 19, 2011
  • Overall 10
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 10
Cynics beware! This movie might touch even your hearts and make you feel uneasy. So, what it did to a rather naïve wannabe world saver like me? I don't know where to start - I guess I'm still in some kind of emotional shock. I liked this movie. A lot. But I won't watch it again anytime soon because I cried a bucketful of tears while watching it. What's even worse than read more that is the fact that this movie made me feel ashamed and it made me think. This is not your light piece of mindless entertainment. Still I think everyone should watch it once. It does you good.

There aren't too many movies like this. It has a good message that should come across to everyone. Maybe the world would really be a better place then. This movie's message isn't that everyone should be real-life Superman or next Mother Teresa. However, it does remind us that the little things and decisions we make ARE important. If some little thing you do makes at least one person happier, isn't it good enough? Everyone does have that little piece of kryptonite in their brains that makes us blind and indifferent towards other people. "We can't save everyone so why should we even try?" That is a thought that so easily creeps into our heads when we are overwhelmed by all the bad things happening in this world. This movie challenges that thought and I'm happy it does so.

I give best scores to this movie and I think it deserves good ratings even if it's viewed from a more objective standpoint. However, I'll let that to someone else. As for the rewatch value: I think everyone should watch this movie at least once a year since we forget the things we learn so easily. Oh, and I'm also an official fan of Hwang Jeong Min now. Such great acting.

After watching this movie, I'll wake up tomorrow with many good intentions. I know they won't last long but if I tomorrow pick up one trash from the ground or try to make someone else happy then I think this movie has made the world already a better place. Thank you, Superman!
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Jan 27, 2013
  • Overall 10
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 9.0
  • Rewatch Value 10
OMG I don't even have words to describe this movie. I never cried so much in my life for a movie.

Everyone, and I mean EVERYONE should see this movie.

The plot is just amazing and one of the most original ones I've seen. The actors (I didn't know any) convey you the story perfectly which has a very deep meaning.

The message it delivers it's just unspeakable you have to see read more it to understand.
Above all this movie show us todays society and how independent we got, so much we stopped caring for anyone else but ourselves. The 'Superman' in this story show us that it is still alright to care for others, to help them, to be good and that it's actually a very good thing.

He show us that even though there are many bad people in the world there are also good people and that to make a difference in someone's (or everyone's) life it depends only on yourself.
Everyone has power, you just have to use it.

Go by me and see this. It's definitly worth the time...
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    Deb Thomas Sep 24, 2016

    Touching movie. It takes you through so many emotions.

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    inspirit91 Jul 18, 2016 - edited

    As expected from Hwang Jung Min all his movies are amazing! This movie was really good and heart warming

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    I wish I would have known it was based on a real life person before I started watching it. I only found that out in the end. I almost burst out crying when I found out - but I held back - so for me I only had tears in my eyes a couple times toward the end - none overflowed. Hwang Jung Min rocked though in another great role! ^_^ and Jeon Ji Hyeon - gosh she looks so different from when she played in MWCFTS lol - a little younger but dress and hairstyle sure can make one look different :P

    *edit* actually I just read up on it again on Wikipedia and it says nothing about it being a "true story" Hummm, I also read somewhere where someone wrote "the ending sentences made it seem like it was based on a true story." SEEM - guess it's not lol

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    Mody Apr 2, 2016

    Time to rewatch this

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    ketibachan Dec 2, 2014

    A timeless movie in my opinion

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    TaraVIP Aug 26, 2014

    I GIVE IT A 7

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    DBSK Apr 1, 2014

    My all time favourite movie.

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    Joooya Feb 9, 2014

    it's really really very very good movie and learn ppls who to help others and u shouldn't have super powers to be able to help others .
    it's a Meaningful movie and i like it soooo soooo.

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    JustMe_U Dec 25, 2013

    This is the real Superman. (TT.3.TT)

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      Joooya Feb 9, 2014

      yah ,u'r right this is the real superman and for me better than superman cuz he is real.

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    hananii10 Jun 12, 2013

    the reviews makes me want to watch this movie :DDDD I'll give it a try xDDD

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    bass1791 Jul 2, 2012

    the best korean movie i have ever seen


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    South Korea
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  • Release Date:

    Jan 31, 2008
  • Duration:

    1 hr. 42 min.


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    7.9 (scored by 475 users)
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