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My Sassy Girl (2001)
"Yeopgijeogin geunyeo" (original title)

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Based on a series of true stories posted by Ho-sik Kim on the Internet describing his relationship with his girlfriend. These were later transformed into a best-selling book and the movie ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tae-hyun Cha ...
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The Girl (as Ji-hyun Jun)
In-mun Kim ...
Wok-suk Song ...
Kyun-woo's Mother
Jin-hie Han ...
Sook-hee Hyun ...
The Girl's Mother
Il-woo Kim ...
Quintuplets
Soon-cheol Yoo ...
Old Man
Dong-won Seo ...
Deserter
Min-jae Kim ...
Junior High School Kyun-woo
Nam-hwi Heo ...
Elementary School Kyun-woo
Jae-ho Lee ...
Neighborhood Friend 1
Joon-yeong Park ...
Neighborhood Friend 2
Cheol-ho Hyeon ...
Neighborhood Friend 3
Jong-hun Hyeon ...
School Friend 1
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Storyline

Based on a series of true stories posted by Ho-sik Kim on the Internet describing his relationship with his girlfriend. These were later transformed into a best-selling book and the movie follows the book closely. It describes the meeting of Kyun-woo (Cha) and an unnamed girl. Kyun-woo is shamed into assisting the girl because the other passengers mistakenly think she is his girlfriend. Once he helps her, Kyun-woo develops a deep sense of responsibility for her which enables him to tolerate (somehow) the girl's abuses. Written by Thomas Giammarco <giammarcoken@hanmail.net>

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Release Date:

27 July 2001 (South Korea)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$138,253 (Japan) (14 February 2003)

Gross:

$1,708,565 (Japan) (7 March 2003)
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Trivia

In 2010 a memorial has been made round of the tree which The Girl and Kyun-woo buries a time capsule under it. The memorial is called Time Capsule Park, and it's made because of the 10th anniversary of the film. The exact coordinates of Time Capsule Park are (37° 12' 05.60" N, 128° 41' 19.50" E). See more »

Goofs

The girl's hair is tucked behind her right ear during and immediately after her piano performance, but when Kyun-woo gives her the flowers her hair is hanging loose. See more »

Quotes

[after Kyun-woo reads one of The Girl's screenplays]
Kyun-woo: They have to kiss in the end.
The Girl: This isn't a melodrama. It's an action movie.
Kyun-woo: You don't know movies. Koreans like melodramas.
The Girl: Why?
Kyun-woo: Know what novel touched us when we were teenagers? 'Shower' by Hwang Sun-won. It shaped our people's sensibility in their teens. Koreans like sad movies all because of 'Shower.'
The Girl: 'Shower'? What's sad about it?
Kyun-woo: It's sad when she asked to be buried in the clothes reminiscent of her love. I couldn't sleep for one week.
The Girl: ...
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Connections

Remade as Sano sansar (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Gi Juk So Ri
Performed by Shinchon Blues
Played only in theatrical version
Played during the high heels scene
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User Reviews

 
Watch this brilliant film before Hollywood poisons it
28 April 2005 | by (Philippines) – See all my reviews

I heard that there will be a remake of My Sassy Girl, so as my subject say, GO WATCH IT NOW! This movie is so beautiful! The actors are brilliantly acted very well. The story is just plain, simple, it is my all time favorite movie! My sassy Girl is almost a perfect film, so I have no question why everyone who watched it, they liked it. My sassy girl is a classic, no not even it's co-Asian countries will remake or retain the power of this movie. This film is what you called "Exclusively for Koreans" so Hollywood, live this movie alone OK! But still, WATCH IT NOW! BEFORE Hollywood POISON THIS FILM!

10/10


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