Movie “My Girl and I” to Be Exported to Japan

2006, June 30

The Korean movie “My Girl and I” starring Cha Tae-hyeon and Song Hye-kyo will be exported to Japan next month.

The movie was produced based on the Japanese novel “Crying out Love in the Center of the World” written by Japanese novelist Katayama Kyoichi. The novel sold more than three million copies in Japan in 2003, and was dramatized and cinematized there in 2004.

The Japanese version of the film starred actors Nagasawa Masami and Moriyama Mirai and earned 8.5 billion yen.

The Japanese daily Sports Hochi reported Thursday that the Korean movie will be released in Japan in August. Song is well known in the island country for her drama “Autumn Fairytale” and Cha for his film “My Sassy Girl.”

The Korean actors held an interview with Sports Hochi. The two plan to visit Japan to promote their movie.

The movie did not achieve great success in Korea since it was released at the same time as mega-hit films such as “King and the Clown” and "Typhoon” last December.