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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 (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 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

[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: The ...
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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

References Ashes of Time (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

I Believe
Performed by Seung-Hun Shin
Composed by Hyeong-seok Kim
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User Reviews

My Sassy Girl (my all time favorite)
9 November 2004 | by tangent_squareSee all my reviews

hi..well i understand the point of koreans that this kind of relationship in my sassy girl is not common to their culture..yes that's the point, what makes this movie a hit because it shows a different kind of relationship that really inspired a lot of viewers all over the world specially here in the Philippines..because if i'm not mistaken their culture is more closer to us..now all i can say is that I was very touched by this movie, I have now a positive point of view towards love on how to make everything special...I really love jeon ji hyun because she used to be had a different attitude and personality..try also to watch her 2004 movie entitled "WINDSTRUCK" and you know what i really want to say..you will really love her..but for me windstruck is just second to my sassy girl


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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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