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Start-Up is based on an original webtoon “Start”, it is the story of the growing period of a youth who ran away.

Taek-il (Park Jung-min) rebels against his mother (Yum Jung-ah), refusing to go to school or study, and is earning himself a ‘spike’ everyday. When his best friend Sang-pil (Jung Hae-in) jumps into society to make money, Taek-il leaves his house too. Then he meets Geo-seok (Ma Dong-seok), a huge chef in a Chinese restaurant. After a strong first impression, Geo-seok and Taek-il become the biggest competitors in their lives, and Taek-il runs into the most unexpected people in the restaurant.

  • Movie: Start-Up (English title)
  • Revised romanization: Sidong
  • Hangul: 시동
  • Director: Choi Jeong-Yeol
  • Writer: Jo Geum-San (webcomic), Choi Jeong-Yeol
  • Producer:
  • Cinematographer:
  • Release Date: December 18, 2019
  • Distributor: Next Entertainment World


Taek-Il (Park Jung-Min) is 18-years-old and rebellious. He lives with his mother. When she was younger, Taek-Il’s mother played volleyball. Going against what his mother wants, Taek-Il drops out of high school. He spends his days hanging out with his friend Sang-Pil (Jung Hae-In). One day, Taek-Il suddenly leaves home and goes to Gunsan, North Jeolla Province. He gets a delivery job at a Chinese restaurant. There, he meets mysterious cook Geo-Seok (Ma Dong-Seok) from the Chinese restaurant. Meanwhile, Sang-Pil begins to work at a private loan office.


  1. Start-Up based on the webcomic series “Shidong” by Jo Geum-San (published from October 31, 2014 to November 6, 2015 via Daum Webtoon Company).


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