Ji-woong (Song Joong-ki, “A Werewolf Boy”) can’t get a job, survives on an allowance from his mom and is content to cruise through life on his looks and ability to talk a good game. But his freewheeling ways screech to a halt when his family cuts him off and his landlord (finally) evicts him. That same day, salvation arrives in the form of Hong-sil, a mysterious girl with an unusual proposal: “Want to make some money? Then do everything I say.” Hong-sil (Han Ye-seul, “Spy Myung-wol”) is a modern-day Scrooge who’s dedicated her life to the accumulation of cash, whether that means selling empty glass bottles for profit or steering clear of anything that costs money – from boyfriends to getting sick! Hong-sil’s extreme savings plan is progressing at full speed, until she discovers one of her schemes will require a bank account that is under someone else’s name. So, in exchange for Ji-woong’s assistance, she takes him on as her roommate and “apprentice,”
Also known as “Penny Pinching Romance” (or 티끌모아 로맨스), this South Korean comedy was the feature film debut of Kim Jung-hwan – who both directed the film and wrote its original screenplay. Special Features include: The Making of Penny Pinchers, Q&A with Song Joong-ki and Han Ye-seul, press conference, poster shoot, VIP premiere footage, original South Korean trailers, and cast and crew bios, plus additional 5 Points Pictures trailers.
“Penny Pinchers” - Catalog number: FPDVD1322, UPC: 742617132223, $24.99 srp., Street date: May 21, 2013 (prebook: April 16, 2013)
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