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For the English verb suffix, see -ing.
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Promotional poster for ...ing
Revised Romanization Aienchi
McCune–Reischauer Aienji
Directed by Lee Eon-hee
Produced by Hwang Pil-seon
Written by Kim Jin
Starring Im Soo-jung
Kim Rae-won
Lee Mi-sook
Music by Bang Jun-seok
Cinematography Kim Byeong-seo
Edited by Lee Hyeon-mi
Distributed by Tube Entertainment
Release dates
  • 24 November 2003 (2003-11-24)
Running time
104 minutes
Country South Korea
Language Korean

...ing (Hangul: 아이엔지) is a 2003 South Korean film starring Im Soo-jung, Kim Rae-won and Lee Mi-sook.

The unusual title of this introspective and well-executed film refers to the present continuous tense in English. Directed with confidence and a clear-eyed perspective by Lee Eon-hee, it captures a sense of what it feels like to be on the inside of an everyday tragedy. At the same time, the film's warmth and humor help the viewer to appreciate the joy and poignancy of the present.[1]


Min-ah (Im Soo-jung) is a young woman who has become reserved and aloof to the world as a result of her chronic illness and deformed hand. The film quietly portrays the unconventional, yet endearing relationship between Min-ah and her mother Mi-sook (Lee Mi-sook), as well as Min-ah's development as she is befriended by the high-spirited and carefree photographer Young-jae (Kim Rae-won) who moves into their apartment complex.[2]



No. Title Artist Length
1. "그녀에게" (Within Her) Whiru 4:07
2. "첫사랑" (First Love) Blue In Green 4:37
3. "그녀입니다"   Lee Byung-hun (Vanilla Voy) 3:55
4. "...ing"   Blue In Green 2:38
5. "Beautiful One"   Junoo 4:22
6. "Tres Quarto"   Blue In Green 1:42
7. "기다림" (Waiting) Yi Sung-yol 3:37
8. "구름우산" (Cloud Umbrella) Blue In Green 4:26
9. "Sunflower"   Lee Ji-sun 4:04
10. "선물" (Gift) Blue In Green 3:17
11. "Bird"   Blue In Green 3:27
12. "잘있어요...?" (Goodbye...?) Blue In Green 2:43
13. "버스" (Bus) Blue In Green 2:22
14. "기다림 (Piano Version)" (Waiting (Piano Version)) Kil Eun-kyung 2:10


A 2012 Chinese remake titled First Time (第一次) starred Angelababy, Mark Chao and Jiang Shan.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Paquet, Darcy. "...ing". Koreanfilm.org. Retrieved 2012-06-04. 
  2. ^ "Korean Movie Synopsis: ...ing". Korea Tourism Organization. Retrieved 2012-06-04. 
  3. ^ Elley, Derek (14 June 2012). "First Time". Film Business Asia. Retrieved 2012-06-04. 

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