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My Sassy Girl (2001)

Yeopgijeogin geunyeo (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 27 July 2001 (South Korea)
A young man sees a drunk, cute woman standing too close to the tracks at a metro station in Seoul and pulls her back. She ends up getting him into trouble repeatedly after that, starting on the train.

Director:

Jae-young Kwak

Writers:

Ho-sik Kim (novel), Jae-young Kwak (screenplay)
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Cast

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean | English

Release Date:

27 July 2001 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

My Sassy Girl See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$343,132
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(director's cut)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

In 2010, a memorial was made around of the tree where The Girl and Kyun-woo buried a time capsule under it. The memorial is called "Time Capsule Park," and it was made in honor of the tenth anniversary of this film. The exact coordinates of Time Capsule Park are (37° 12' 05.60" N, 128° 41' 19.50" E). See more »

Goofs

The bars of the prison wiggle, revealing that they're not made of metal. 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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Alternate Versions

Korean distributor Starmax relaesed a director's cut which runs ca. 15 minutes longer than the original theatrical release. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Pirated Copy (2004) 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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Frequently Asked Questions

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User Reviews

 
Such a romantic film
25 April 2003 | by dani18See all my reviews

This Korean film was unbelievablely popular last year in China, but I didn't see it at that time, because I sort of unconsciously have a dislike to something that nearly everybody else is crazy over.

But everybody I knew recommended this film. So I finally decided to see it, this morning, and it won me instantly. I am not a keen fan for romantic comedies, though I do enjoy films like Sleepless in Seattle, You've Got Mail, etc. This film should fall in the same category. The lead roles are brilliant. The girl of the film, you might not like her at start, but as the film goes along she just turns more and more beautiful as you get to know her and her past. The boy, on the other hand, is likeable from the word go (not the handsome type, but quite funny). The comedy is enjoyable and provides some good laughs, but as the film develops into the second hour it just turns so romantic. Of course everybody knows the boy and girl will get together in the end, but the process is really "tormenting". This might not be a great film, but it's truly romantic and great fun to watch. 8 out of 10.


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