Cha Tae Hyun

The Best Hit

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2017
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This drama is about the tumultuous lives of contemporary twenty somethings, as they worry and learn how to connect with people, how to love, and how to succeed in this harsh world.

Lee Ji Hoon (Kim Min Jae) and Choi Woo Seung (Lee Se Young) are two childhood friends who also happen to be preparatory students for the civil service exam, although Ji Hoon has a secret dream to be a singer and songwriter. One day they meet a popular but problematic idol Yoo Hyun Jae (Yoon Si Yoon), and thus begin the story of passion, love, and friendship among 20s youth in the entertainment industry.


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Two Guys

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2004
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Hoon (Cha Tae-Hyun) is a famous Casanova who works as a part-time valet parker at a bar. He suffers from a huge amount of credit card debt, since he has spent money on his girls. Meanwhile, Hun’s usurer hires Jung-Tae (Park Joong-Hoon) to threaten Hoon to get his money back. One day, Hoon and Joong-Tae witness a murder scene and they fall into real trouble.


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The Scarlet Letter

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2004
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Lee Ki-hoon is an alpha male homicide detective; intelligent and with animal instincts. His wife, classical cellist Han Soo-hyun, is submissive and seemingly perfect. Meanwhile, he is carrying on a passionate affair with his mistress Choi Ga-hee, a sultry jazz singer at a nightclub. Ki-hoon lives a double life by moving back and forth between these two women, who also happen to be schoolmates from high school. One day Ki-hoon goes to a murder scene and there he meets Ji Kyung-hee, a woman accused of murdering her husband.


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Scandal Makers

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2008
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Mid 30’s Nam Hyun-Soo (Cha Tae-Hyun) is a popular radio DJ and entertainer. When he was younger, he was even more popular as a teen idol.

One day, his apartment doorbell rings and a young lady named Hwang Jung-Nam (Park Bo-Young) appears and a young boy appear on his doorstep. The young lady tells Hyun-Soo that he is her father and he is also a grandfather to her son Ki-Dong (Wang Seok-Hyeon). Hyun-Soo not believing any of this, attempts to close the door, but when Jung-Nam threatens to go to the press he allows them to stay in his apartment. Complications arise when they are spotted outside and people assume they are romantically involved!


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Sad

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2005
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Couples in different point of relationship. People who needs to decide how to propose, when leave, what’s more important: job or family… Busy with common life, unexpectadly facing tragedy on their way. Sad movie, yes. But not only, comedy also romance. It’s just real life.


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My Girl And I

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2005
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“My Girl and I” features the well-known plot of an ill-fated couple. Su-ho (Cha Tae-hyeon) is a plain high school boy, and Su-eun (Song Hye-kyo) is a bright and beautiful girl in the same school. For some unknown reason, Su-eun has a crush on the boy, and for equally mysterious reasons she rescues Su-ho in the sea (though he doesn’t know who actually saved him). In the process, Su-eun loses her pager. When she discloses the relationship with Su-ho at school, despite envy and disbelief from other classmates, she asks Su-ho to buy her a pager so that they can communicate with each other through voice messages – a secret communication channel since So-eun’s parents are quite strict. The way the couple develops affection is bearable, helped by images of a beautiful seaside village and equally enchanting coastlines. Supporting characters like Su-ho’s grandfather (Lee Soon-jae) jazz up the otherwise too simplified storyline.


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Miracle of Giving Fool

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2008
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“Every village has it’s fool”, this is basically what happens in a Miracle of the giving fool (BA:BO), Seung-ryong Cha Tae-Hyun at a young age suffers an accident with his father. His father get killed but he survives with some cerebral injuries. At age 27 he has the intelligence of a six-year-old child. Some years after the accident, his mother dies and he sees himself alone in the world with her younger sister Jee-nin, who simply sees her brother as something disgusting and hateful. The movie begins with Seung-ryong waiting for something, or someone who finally arrives, after some years. She’s Ji-ho, a childhoods Seung-ryong love. He makes his living selling the most famous toasts in his village in front of his sister school, that way being able to “keep an eye on her”.

Resuming, it’s a romance, a story that tells us how strong and deep all kinds of love can be…


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Lover’s Concerto

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2002
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One day, Ji-Hwan (Cha Tae-Hyun) begins to receive letters from an unidentified person. The letters, containing black-and-white photos of happy children playing, remind Ji-Hwan of his old two friends.

Five years earlier, while Ji-Hwan is taking pictures with his camera, two girls, Soo-In (Son Ye-Jin) and Gyung-Hee (Lee Eun-Ji), walk into the frame. Ji-Hwan falls in love with Soo-In at first sight. He then musters up enough courage to confess his love to her, but she refuses him very politely. Even so, Ji-Hwan doesn’t give up and tells them that he wants to be friends the next time they meet. Ever since then, the three of them start a wonderful friendship. They spend time each other always, and consider it the most precious moments of their lives. But they become confused between love and friendship and, finally, Gyung-hee and Soo-in leave him without a trace.

The random letters inspire Ji-Hwan to depart anxiously on a long journey to find his old friends, but while looking for Soo-in and Gyung-hee, he confronts a beautiful yet sad secret.


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Highway Star

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2007
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Film fans recognize Cha Tae Hyun as the lead of romantic favorites like My Sassy Girl and My Girl and I, but the popular actor has also dabbled in music and has two albums under his belt. Merging his acting and singing careers, Cha Tae Hyun gives his vocal cords a stretch in Highway Star, and in the most unlikely of ways – trot! Considered pop music for the middle-aged, trot is a melodramatic folk-style music genre akin to Japanese enka or country music. The genre has been making a popular resurgence in recent years with the crossover success of younger trot singers like Jang Yoon Jeong and boy band Super Junior jumping into the fray, and now it\’s even getting the big screen treatment – complete with flashy suits, slicked-down hair, and dramatic stage postures. Based on a Saito Hiroshi novel, the film is co-directed by first-timers Kim Hyun Soo and Kim Sang Chan, who fill the movie with just enough humor and zest. With Cha Tae Hyun starring as a rocker-turned-trotter and support from comic veteran Lim Chae Moo and actress Lee So Yeon (Untold Scandal), Highway Star makes for a hilarious, foot-tapping journey.

Stuck in a small town, aspiring rocker Dal Ho (Cha Tae Hyun) makes a living reluctantly playing trot at local clubs. When small-time recording company head Jang (Lim Chae Moo) offers Dal Ho a contract, he eagerly grabs the opportunity, believing that his time has finally come. After he signs, however, Dal Ho discovers that he won\’t be rocking after all. Instead, he will be singing trot. Unable to back out of his contract, Dal Ho takes to the stage behind a mask to hide his embarrassment, and ends up an overnight sensation. The wannabe rocker seems to have found his true calling, but doing music he dislikes. With the help of Jang and a certain cute trot singer (Lee So Yeon), maybe he\’ll actually learn the passion of trot.


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