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1,000,000,000 – An Introduction

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KP’s note: Naver Movie lists the movie title as 1,000,000,000 십억: A Million, which is odd because 십억 is one billion, not one million. My only explanation would be that one billion won is roughly (very roughly) a million dollars USD, so maybe they decided to call it that.

1,000,000,000 - on location

1,000,000,000 - on location

The cast and crew of upcoming  movie A Billion completed filming on May 6. Beginning on February 22, they shot for two and a half months in Seoul and on location in Australia.

A Billion is the story of eight reality show contestants who experience close encounters with death while competing for 1,000,000,000 won in a game of survival. The film has a well-known cast – Park Hae Il (32), Park Hee Soon (39), Shin Mina (25), Lee Min Ki (24), Jung Yu Mi (26), Lee Chun Hee (30), and Go Eun Ah (20).

Source: Osen

1,000,000,000 - still

1,000,000,000 - still

Film: 1,000,000,000: A Million (십억: 1,000,000,000)

Premiere Date: July 2009

Director: Cho/Jo Min Ho

1,000,000,000 - cast

1,000,000,000 - cast


  • Park Hae Il – Han Gi Tae
  • Park Hee Soon – Producer/Director Chang
  • Shin Mina – Cho Yu Jin
  • Lee Min Ki – Park Chul Hee
  • Jung Yu Mi – Kim Ji Eun
  • Lee Chun Hee – Choi Wook Hwan
  • Go Eun Ah – N/A


Eight men and women go to Australia to compete in a survival game for a prize of 1,000,000,000 KRW. While filming the reality television program, they face situations (at the hands of their psychotic PD) that put their lives at risk in Western Australia’s expansive desert and jungle.

1,000,000,000 - still

1,000,000,000 - still

1,000,000,000 - still

1,000,000,000 - still


Written by KP

May 13, 2009 at 11:10 pm

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  1. the shot at the desert looks amazing !!!



    May 14, 2009 at 10:20 pm

  2. its like survivor, just k-style


    May 15, 2009 at 11:23 am

  3. thanks for sharing. I hope they still plan on a late summer release. The cinematography for the movie should be amazing.


    May 15, 2009 at 2:07 pm

  4. the last shot makes me happppppy!


    May 16, 2009 at 12:51 am

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