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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 deserter is carrying a Daewoo K2 assault rifle when he takes Kyun-woo and the girl hostage, but at the merry-go-round he suddenly has a Colt M4. While the girl is talking to him, the M4 is briefly replaced by a Colt M16. See more »

Quotes

The Girl's father: [holds up condom] What is this for?
Kyun-woo: Ah, yes. I learned that it prevents A-AIDS.
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My Girl
Performed by The Temptations
Played only in director's cut version
Played during the high heels scene
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Worth watching it
29 March 2005 | by (Bulgaria) – See all my reviews

I watched this film by mistake - I simply didn't ender the right saloon, but I don't sorry for that at all. Why you should watch it?

  • it surely is different from the other films that you've watched


lately

  • the actors are young and they love playing, not like the spoiled


Hollywood "wunderkinds"

  • it's funny




  • it's realistic /with real emotions and problems of the young people -


no matter whether they are in Asia, Europe, or America/

  • at least for this short time, you can feel something of the culture.


I am sure, that you won't find the time for watching the movie lost and won't regret it, like I didn't.


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