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Love Fiction (러브픽션)

러브픽션 (Leo-beu-pik-syeon)

Directed by Jeon Gye-soo (전계수)

Screenplay by

Melodrama Romance

121min | Release date in South Korea :

Many male audiences who saw 500 Days
of Summer must have felt that Summer, who was the dominant figure in the relationship, as a cold-hearted woman. Love Fiction is the opposite, a romantic comedy sticking strictly to the man's view of the relationship. An unknown novelist Ju-wol (Ha Jeong-woo) falls in love at first sight with Hee-jin (Kong Hyo-jin) who works at a film importing company when the two meet at a book expo. After a series of dates, they become lovers. Yet unlike Hee-jin, who is looking for a down-to- earth relationship, Ju-wol is unhappy with everything Hee-jin does and the two begin to drift apart. The film is seen only from Ju-wol’s perspective, regarding the course of how a couple’s relationship begins and ends. This film was uniquely constructed by adding the fantasy where complex inner side of Ju-wol is displayed through conversation shared with an imaginary character ' M '. It is Jeon Gye-soo's third film following his musical film "The Ghost Theater" and the realistic love story in the style of director HONG Sang-soo with "Lost and Found - 2010". Encounter of Ha Jeong-woo from "The Yellow Sea" and "The Chaser", with Kong Hyo-jin, who's enjoying her big popularity from her TV romantic character will surely be interesting enough.


Love Fiction | Cast

  • Ha Jung-woo (하정우)
    Ha Jung-woo (하정우)
    Joo-wol/Detective Ma (주월/마형사)
  • Gong Hyo-jin (공효진)
    Gong Hyo-jin (공효진)
    Hee-jin/Hye-yeong (희진/혜영)
  • Jo Hee-bong (조희봉)
    Jo Hee-bong (조희봉)
    Director Kwak/Detective squad chiefKwak (곽대표/곽반장)
  • Lee Byung-joon (이병준)
    Lee Byung-joon (이병준)
  • Ji Jin-hee (지진희)
    Ji Jin-hee (지진희)
    Joo-ro (주로)
  • Yoo In-na (유인나)
    Yoo In-na (유인나)
    Soo-jeong/Kyeong-sook (수정/경숙)
  • Kim Sung-gi (김성기)
    Kim Sung-gi (김성기)
    Dr. Park (표박사)
  • Kwak Do-won (곽도원)
    Kwak Do-won (곽도원)
    Director Hwang (황감독)
  • Kim Ji-hoon-IV (김지훈)
    Kim Ji-hoon-IV (김지훈)
    Hwang/Detective Ryoo (황/류형사)
  • Seo Hyun-woo (서현우)
    Seo Hyun-woo (서현우)
    Ee-gyoo (의규)
    Choi Doo-ri (최두리)
    Kyeong-ja (경자)
  • Choi Yu-hwa (최유화)
    Choi Yu-hwa (최유화)
    Min-ji/Veronica (민지/베로니카)
  • Park Yeong-soo (박영수)
    Park Yeong-soo (박영수)
    Yeong-sik/Director Jo (영식/조사장)
  • Jo Yong-joon (조용준)
    Jo Yong-joon (조용준)
    SYSOP (시삽)
    Sim Yeong-min (심영민)
    Director Kim (김대표)
  • Lee Yoon-hee (이윤희)
    Lee Yoon-hee (이윤희)
    Director Choi (최대표)
  • Lee Joon-hyuk-I (이준혁)
    Lee Joon-hyuk-I (이준혁)
    Professor Jeong (정교수)
  • Kim Hye-hwa (김혜화)
    Kim Hye-hwa (김혜화)
    Ma-i (마이)
  • Kim Jae-hwa (김재화)
    Kim Jae-hwa (김재화)
    Joo-hee (주희)
  • Park Jun-myun (박준면)
    Park Jun-myun (박준면)
    Baek Seon-yeong (백선영)
  • Won Tae (원태)
    Won Tae (원태)
    Baek Seon-il (백선일)
    Lee Eun-chae (이은채)
    Baek Seon-hee (백선희)
    Jeon-seok (전석)
    Baek Seon-sam (백선삼)
    Baek Byeong-cheol (백병철)
    Baek Seon-sa (백선사)
    Jeon Gye-soon (전계순)
    Baek Seon-oh (백선오)
    Jang Dong-chan (장동찬)
    Hee-jin's father (희진 아버지)
  • Kang Shin-chul (강신철)
    Kang Shin-chul (강신철)
    Hee-jin's ex-husband(희진 전남편)
  • Teo Yoo (유태오)
    Teo Yoo (유태오)
    German press secretary (독일출판사 비서)
  • Son Byung-wook (손병욱)
    Son Byung-wook (손병욱)
    Joo-wol's high school senior (주월 고등학교 담임)
  • Jeon Su-ji (전수지)
    Jeon Su-ji (전수지)
    Art teacher (미술선생님)
  • Cha Eun-jae (차은재)
    Cha Eun-jae (차은재)
    Beauty salon sister (미장원 누나)
  • Kim Jae-young-II (김재영)
    Kim Jae-young-II (김재영)
    High school Joo-wol (고딩 주월)
  • Yeom Hyun-seo (염현서)
    Yeom Hyun-seo (염현서)
    Child Ye-ja (어린 여자)
    Eo Rin- (어린 여자)
    Goo Ja-seung (구자승)
    Father (신부)
    Hwang Byeong-hyo (황병효)
    Museum admission student 1 (미술관 관람 학생 1)
    Jang Yeong-bin (장영빈)
    Museum admission student 2 (미술관 관람 학생 2)
  • Yeon Su-jin (연수진)
    Yeon Su-jin (연수진)
    Museum admission student (미술관 관람 학생 3)
    Song Ah-reum (송아름)
    Hee-jin's colleague (희진 동료)
    Lee Jin-woong (이진웅)
    High school (military) drill teacher (교련 선생)
    Sin Jae-yeong (신재영)
    Cleaning woman (청소부 아주머니)
  • Seol Chang-hee (설창희)
    Seol Chang-hee (설창희)
    Venue president (동호회장)
    Kim Jin-rae (김진래)
    Subway fatso 1 (지하철 덩치 1)
    Jeong Dong-cheol (정동철)
    Subway fatso 2 (지하철 덩치 2)
    Hong Joo-yong (홍주용)
    Robber (강도)
  • Kim Do-ha (김도하)
    Kim Do-ha (김도하)
    Min-ji's older brother (민지 오빠)
    Park Jae-han (박재한)
    Used car salesman (중고차 판매원)
    Kim Nam-soon (김남순)
    Hiking lady (등산객 아주머니)
    Kim Jeong (김정)
    Hiking lady (등산객 아주머니)
    Ahn Hyeon-kyeong (안현경)
    Mission (선교단)
    Byeon Bong-sik (변봉식)
    Mission (선교단)
    Ahn Seok-woon (안석운)
    Mission (선교단)
    Kim Dong-in (김동인)
    Mission (선교단)
  • Sung Min-kyu (성민규)
    Sung Min-kyu (성민규)
    Yellow submarine couples (옐로우서브마린 커플)
    Kang Hwa-seon (강화선)
    Yellow submarine couples (옐로우서브마린 커플)
    Ahn Eung-min (안응민)
    Couple in front of Joo-wol's house (주월 집 앞 커플)
    Kim Ji-hyeong (김지형)
    Couple in front of Joo-wol's house (주월 집 앞 커플)
    Lee Ye-yeong (이예영)
    Tteokbokki stall student (떡볶이 포장마차 학생들)
    Kim Chae-min (김채민)
    Tteokbokki stall student (떡볶이 포장마차 학생들)
    Kim Hyo-mi (김효미)
    Tteokbokki stall student (떡볶이 포장마차 학생들)
    Lee Gyoo-won (이규원)
    Bus drunkard (버스 취객)
    Ji In-sook (지인숙)
    Im Angela, photo (임안젤라, 사진)
    Bae Seong-jae (배성재)
    Soccer newscaster (축구 중계 캐스터)
  • Choi Jung-hyun-I (최정현)
    Choi Jung-hyun-I (최정현)
    Hee-jin's model (희진의 모델)
  • Park Ha-na (박하나)
    Park Ha-na (박하나)
    Flight attendant 1 (스튜어디스1)
  • Lee Kyung-mi-II (이경미)
    Lee Kyung-mi-II (이경미)
    Flight attendant 2 (스튜어디스2)
    Son Yeong-hwan (손영환)
    Hee-jin's model (희진의 모델)

Love Fiction | HanCinema Reviews

  • [HanCinema's Film Review] "Love Fiction": Like Armpit Hair on a Gorgeous Woman...

    Film: "Love Fiction" Director/Writer: Jeon Gye-soo Stars: Ha Jung-woo & Gong Hyo-jin Review Score: 3.5 / 5 Also Try: "Characters" and "Shotgun Love" Admittedly I find myself drawn to dramas and romantic comedies that dabble in the self-reflexivity of characters and their fates. What's the conflict? Where is the drama? What would these characters do in a particular situation? And "Love Fiction" just happens to be one of those films as director Jeon Gye-soo gives us a front row seat into a struggling novelists personal journey into life, love, and story's that run crooked between them. Let me just say that I am writing this review with fat and slow fingers. I found the film to be rather a mixed bag of well-polished moments and scenes, but was also reeked of clichés and, ironically, rather poor character development. I caught myself taking a deep breath before I pressed start on this one, dreading another plain, yet palatable, Korean romantic comedy. I was surprised, at intially, to find the humour sharp, original, and very well captured on screen. That said, much of laughs I enjoy while watching the film weren't, perhaps, the regular Korean slapstick and screwball affairs. Which I honestly don't mind as much as it might sound, but still the prospect of 'more of the same' warranted some more oxygen,...More

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 Kim Hyeong-joo (김형주)
 Kim Woo-taek (김우택)
 Production department
 Jeon Woo-jae (전우재)
 Martial arts
 Kang Sook (강숙)
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Airing dates : 2012/02/29
South Korean Box Office
Source : &
As of 2013.02.10 : 1 726 218 admissions (total)
As of 2012.04.01 : 1 710 595 admissions (total)
As of 2012.02.3.25 : 1 703 812 admissions (total)
As of 2012.02.3.18 : 1 653 951 admissions (total)
As of 2012.02.3.11 : 1 478 243 admissions (total)
As of 2012.02.3.04 : 1 013 810 admissions (total)
As of 2012.02.26 : 10 947 admissions (total)

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