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5 Points Pictures Announce Plans to Release “Penny Pinchers” in May 2013


Right Stuf and their 5 Points Pictures division have today announced that their DVD release of the South Korean comedy film Penny Pinchers will be available from the 21st May 2013.

Also known as “Penny Pinching Romance” (or티끌모아 로맨스), this South Korean comedy stars SONG Joong-ki (A Werewolf Boy, TV’s Nice Guy and Sungkyunkwan Scandal) and HAN Ye-seul (a.k.a Leslie KIM, TV’s Couple or Trouble and Spy Myung-wol). Penny Pinchers was the feature film debut of KIM Jung-hwan – who both directed the film and wrote its original screenplay – and produced by INDIESTORY Inc., in association with iHQ Inc. It is presented by Filament Pictures and CJ Entertainment.

This release will feature an upgraded English translation of the film, alongside more than 30 minutes of translated and subtitled video extras sourced from the South Korean limited edition release.

Ji-woong 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 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,” and an unusual penny-pinching partnership is forged. 

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