My Sassy Girl
by Kwak Jae-yong
Director: Kwak Jae-yong
Screenplay: Kwak Jae-yong
adapted from the Kim Ho-sik's original Internet serial and novel
Cinematographer: Kim Sung-bok
Editing: Kim Sang-beom
Sound: Kim Won-yong
Music: Kim Hyeong-seok
Casting: Cha Tae-hyun, Jun Ji-hyun, Kim In-mun, Song Wok-suk, Han Jie-hie, Hyun Sook-hee
Production: Chul Sin
35 mm, Color, 123 min, OV Korean with French subtitles
With kind support of Korean Film Archive and Korean Cultural Center in Paris
The film tells the love story of a male engineering college student, Gyeon-woo, and “the Girl” (who is never named in the movie). Gyeonwoo just cannot seem to catch a romantic break. One day, he observes a drunk girl, standing precariously close to the edge of the train platform as the train approaches; he pulls her to safety just in time. Thus begins his comically ill-fated relationship with the Girl. Her mood swinging wildly from joyful to downright violent, Gyeon-woo puts up with it and lets her abuse him for her amusement.
Based on a series of true stories posted by Kim Ho-sik on the Internet describing his relationship with his girlfriend, the film went on to become a real popular phenomenon and the highest grossing Korean comedy of all time.