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Mapado film poster.jpg
Theatrical poster
Revised RomanizationMapado
Directed byChoo Chang-min
Written byJo Joong-hoon
StarringLee Moon-sik
Lee Jung-jin
Yeo Woon-kye
Kim Soo-mi
Kim Hyeong-ja
Distributed byCJ Entertainment
Release date
  • March 10, 2005 (2005-03-10)
Running time
105 minutes
CountrySouth Korea

Mapado (Korean마파도) is a 2005 South Korean film directed by Choo Chang-min.[1][2]


A gangster and a corrupt police officer travel to the tiny remote island of Mapado to hunt down a young woman who has run off with a winning lottery ticket. Upon arriving, they discover that no one lives there except for five old women who have not once seen a man for 20 years. Both men soon experience a nightmare of hard labour and harassment.


Do can either mean "province" or "island" in Korean. Seom means island in the Korean language as well, although "do" is a Sino-Korean word used in name compound words, but "seom" can stand alone. Filming for Mapado did not take place on an island, but in Dongbaek village in Yeonggwang County, South Korea.


  1. ^ "Seniors Invade Movie Theaters for Mapa Island". The Chosun Ilbo. 1 April 2005. Retrieved 2013-02-23.
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