Antique (film)

Antique (Korean서양골동양과자점 앤티크; RRSeoyangkoldong Yangkwajajeom Aentikeu) is a 2008 South Korean comedy–thriller film, starring Ju Ji-hoon, Kim Jae-wook, Yoo Ah-in, and Choi Ji-ho. It is based on the comic Antique Bakery by Fumi Yoshinaga.[2] It was released in cinemas in South Korea on November 13, 2008.

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Promotional poster for Antique
Hanja西 앤티크
Revised RomanizationSeoyangkoldong Yangkwajajeom Aentikeu
McCune–ReischauerSŏyanggoldong Yanggwachajŏm Aent'ik'ŭ
Directed byMin Kyu-dong
Written byMin Kyu-dong
Kim Da-young
Lee Kyeong-ui
Based onAntique Bakery (manga)
by Fumi Yoshinaga
Produced byMin Jin-su
Lee Yu-jin
StarringJu Ji-hoon
Kim Jae-wook
Yoo Ah-in
Choi Ji-ho
CinematographyKim Jun-young
Edited byKim Sun-min
Music byJang Young-gyu
Soo Film
Zip Cinema
Distributed byShowbox
Release date
  • November 13, 2008 (2008-11-13)
Running time
105 minutes
CountrySouth Korea
Box officeUS$5.6 million[1]

It was invited to the 59th Berlin International Film Festival.[3] It was released on DVD in the UK on February 11, 2013, as Antique Bakery,[4] though its official English title in South Korea, and which it was promoted as at festivals internationally, is just Antique. As of March 2021, it has not been widely released in Northern America or Australia.


As an heir to the family fortune, Jin-hyuk has money, the looks, the charm, everything except finding the love of his life. So he sets up a cake shop where women are sure to come. He hires Sun-woo, a talented patissier who had a crush on Jin-hyuk back in high school. Along with an ex-boxing champion Gi-beom and a clueless bodyguard Su-young, the four unique and handsome young men stir up the quiet neighborhood at their cake shop, Antique. Although seemingly careless and happy, each of the four men have unforgettable pasts that they are afraid to face, but their secrets slowly begin to unravel



The film opened third at the box office grossing $1,495,183.[5] The second weekend it rose up to the second place grossing $909,629.[5] The film ended its run grossing $5,608,515 with 1,192,456 tickets sold nationwide.[6][5] The film drew more than one million moviegoers within the first two weeks of its release.[7]

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Recipient Result
2008 11th Director's Cut Awards Best New Actor Yoo Ah-in Won
2009 45th Baeksang Arts Awards Best New Actor (Film) Ju Ji-hoon Nominated
Most Popular Actor (Film) Won
13th Fantasia International Film Festival Best Film Antique Nominated
22nd Austin Gay and Lesbian International Festival aGLIFF Award Antique Nominated
17th Icheon Chunsa Film Festival Best Director Min Kyu-dong Nominated
46th Grand Bell Awards Best Art Direction Jeon Kyung-ran Nominated


  1. ^ "Box office by Country: Antique, Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2012-06-04
  2. ^ "Antique: This light souffle has a few too many ingredients to achieve a satisfactory balance". Variety. Retrieved 2012-05-02.
  3. ^ "6 Korean Films to Screen at Berlin Festival". 30 January 2009. Retrieved 28 November 2012.
  4. ^ "Antique Bakery [DVD]". Retrieved March 24, 2021.
  5. ^ a b c "South Korean Box Office Weekends For 2008". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 19 December 2021.
  6. ^ "Antique (Korean Movie, 2008, 서양골동양과자점 앤티크)". Retrieved 19 December 2021.
  7. ^ "'Antique' Draws 1 Million Moviegoers".

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