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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

The bars of the prison wiggle, revealing that they're not made of metal. See more »

Quotes

The Girl: Dummy, you're supposed to dodge.
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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

Bird
A beatboxed remix performed by ...
Originally performed by Psy
Played during the club scene
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Thanks God Other countries know how to make movies
25 October 2004 | by AlbertXSee all my reviews

My sassy girl is a movie kind of old indeed, I have it since it went out on DVD, because every movie I hear good comments I buy it, but honestly I didn't see this movie until yesterday, I saw the directors cut which is 15 minutes longer, so the movies reaches 2 hour 15 minutes, and there wasn't a single minute that I got bore, the movie is the perfect mix of comedy and romance, the comedy part doesn't seems to happen because of forced situations, they are more like things that could happen to your or me.

The movie is son engaging that I saw it yesterday and I cant stop thinking about it, honestly I'll see it tomorrow again with some friends, because people usually do not like to watch foreign movies thinking that only Hollywood makes good movies (and that is such a mistake).

The actors are cool, honestly in the beginning of the movie I tough common these 2 are the stars? but then you realize they are perfect, casue they seems to be 2 normal everyday people, not HOT STARS with perfects bodys (I ended loving that girl), the chemistry is perfect, the two of them blends together so nice that I could believe that everything that happens on the screen is real.

The Score, WOW, I already had to buy it, the music was like I was playing some Final Fantasy game, That means that every music you hear fits perfectly to the scene.

My only concern is the remake Dreamworks is doing, that scare me, doing a movie again just cause Americans don't like to watch movies with Asian people? bad very bad, I feel sorrow for them, I am glad I don't have that problem and I can watch this movie the way it was envisioned.

One advice: WATCH IT NOW!!!

10/10


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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:

$365,429
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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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