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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
Jun Ji-Hyun ... The Girl
In-mun Kim In-mun Kim ... Kyun-woo's Father
Song Wok-suk ... 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 (as Jae-ho Lee)
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>

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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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

When the girl is waiting to board the train at the end of movie, the camera initially shows only her feet and legs with a young woman in a white shirt and blue jeans in the background. When the camera cuts to a view of the girl's face, the woman in blue jeans has been replaced by a woman in a long skirt. See more »

Quotes

The Girl: What do you want to order?
Kyun-woo: Cherry Jubilee... wait... I'll have Mango Tango... or Shooting Star... Jamonka Almond sounds good too... Okay, I'll just have Love Me.
The Girl: Wanna die? Drink coffee!
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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

Spoofs Sonagi (1979) 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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Deeply touching
27 July 2005 | by NantSee all my reviews

This is my „afterword" – maybe it's written more for myself, but please don't mind it and my lack in English too.

When watching movies we rarely know what to wait from them and the least we wait the film to affect us so hard that suddenly a completely new dimension appears to us, that the movie will make us to look on things and life from a different viewpoint, will make you to remember forgotten things. But movies like that exist, and this is one of them .

Thinking about this film I start to consider what the movie makers really want to achieve creating films and what is the task for a movie. Is it a picture movie with good cameraman's work, good acting , story or impressive special effects? These things are important ,but in my opinion, in a good movie the main is the message of it. I don't know if it is the director, the scriptwriter or the crew together who made this movie to touch the viewer, made him to look with a different look, who worked to make this film to deliver the message as it is, but I can say that they have achieved their aim.

This movie is humane. It's message and characters are humane. It has no meaning if the end of the movie is happy or sad - there is joy and pain both in it, because that's exactly how the life is.

I liked this movie. But it is impossible for me to rate it the same it's not possible for me to rate my own life.

This movie touched me. I hope that many others too.


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Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean | English

Release Date:

27 July 2001 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

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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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