Ju-hee, on a visit from Suwon, becomes acquainted with a boy her age named Jun-ha (Cho Seung-woo) who takes her downriver to a crumbling 'haunted' house.
On their way back they lose their boat and are caught up in a rain shower, so that they return very late and Ju-hee is sent back to Suwon by her angry parents.
Apart from its local success, it was the best-performing Korean film ever to open in Southeast Asia, and Dream Works even bought up rights to produce a remake in the U. The film made instant stars of its leads Jeon Ji-hyun and Cha Tae-hyun, and My Sassy Girl remains the best-selling Korean DVD ever produced.
It would be unfair to expect director Kwak Jae-yong to catch lightning in a bottle yet again with his next feature The Classic, and fans of My Sassy Girl should keep their expectations in check when they watch it.
There are so many compelling stories yet to be told on the silver screen.
(Kyu Hyun Kim) Perhaps no Korean film of recent years has had a greater commercial impact than the romantic comedy My Sassy Girl.
The supporting cast provides an able support as well.
Two standouts: Song Jae-ho, (who starred in the two top hit films of 1970s, Young-ja's Heyday , Winter Woman : it is such a pleasure to see him again in no less than two movies this year), breathtakingly changes from a kindly, humanitarian doctor to an assassin who can coldly "liquidate" a witness in the blink of an eye.
I hope to see more political thrillers like Double Agent in the future, not necessarily about North-South relations, but about all aspects of the recent history of the Korean peninsula.Those not familiar with recent Korean history may be completely sideswiped by a major subplot involving the framing of South Korean students in Berlin as Northern spies by the KCIA.The movie's biggest problem, however, is that Han Suk-kyu and Ko So-young have little chemistry together.Asked why he escaped to the South, Rim mutters through torn and blood-encrusted lips, "To..enjoy liberty." Hearing this, one of the interrogators snickers, "Liberty?There is no liberty in South Korea either, dumbass." These bureaucratic scourges know that preservation of the system is what the spy game is all about: neither revolution, nor justice, nor the unification of the "people split asunder" has anything to do with it in the end.