All About My Wife

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All About My Wife
Revised Romanization Nae anae-ui modeun geot
McCune–Reischauer Nae anae-ŭi modŭn gŏt
Directed by Min Kyu-dong
Produced by Park Joon-ho
Min Jin-soo
Lee Yoo-jin
Written by Heo Sung-hye
Min Kyu-dong
Based on Un novio para mi mujer
by Pablo Solarz
Starring Im Soo-jung
Lee Sun-kyun
Ryu Seung-ryong
Music by Lee Jin-hee
Kim Jun-seong
Cinematography Kim Dong-young
Edited by Kim Sun-min
Release date
  • May 17, 2012 (2012-05-17)
Running time
121 minutes
Country South Korea
Language Korean
Box office US$29,370,622[1]

All About My Wife (Hangul내 아내의 모든 것; RRNae anaeui modeun geot; MRNae anae ŭi modŭn kŏt) is a 2012 South Korean romantic comedy film directed by Min Kyu-dong, about a timid husband who hires a professional Casanova to seduce his seemingly perfect but fearsome wife, hoping this will make her divorce him.[2] Starring Im Soo-jung, Lee Sun-kyun and Ryu Seung-ryong,[3][4] the movie was released in theaters on May 17, 2012.[5]

It is a remake of the Argentinean film Un novio para mi mujer ("A Boyfriend for My Wife").[6]


After seven years of marriage, the mild-mannered Doo-hyun (Lee Sun-kyun) is at the end of his rope, Jung-in (Im Soo-jung), his wife is driving him crazy with her endless nagging and complaining. He can’t even bring himself to ask for a divorce because of the fights that will follow. When Doo-hyun’s company transfers him out of state, it seems like his dream of getting away is coming true. But to his horror, Jung-in surprises him by moving across the country to be with him. Desperate but too afraid to ask for a divorce, Doo-hyun recruits his next-door neighbor and legendary Casanova Sung-ki (Ryu Seung-ryong) to seduce his wife and make her leave him first. After scoping her out, Sung-ki is intrigued by the challenge and confidently agrees to seduce Jung-in as his career finale. Meanwhile, to give her something to do, Doo-hyun has already arranged for Jung-in to get a spot on the local radio station, shooting her mouth off about life's injustices. True to his reputation, Sung-ki eventually succeeds in grabbing Jung-in’s attention, and the two slowly develop feelings for each other. But though Doo-hyun asked for it, he grows to regret his decision and decides to spy on his wife and her lover.[7][8][9]


  • Im Soo-jung - Yeon Jung-in[10][11][12]
  • Lee Sun-kyun - Lee Doo-hyun[13]
  • Ryu Seung-ryong - Jang Sung-ki[14]
  • Lee Kwang-soo - PD Choi, radio host
  • Kim Ji-young - Song, radio writer
  • Kim Jung-tae - Park Kwang-shik, Doo-hyun's colleague
  • Lee Sung-min - Company Director Na, Doo-hyun's boss
  • Kim Do-young - Na's wife
  • Jung Sung-hwa - newspaper delivery man
  • Lee Dal-hyeong - captain at police station
  • Park Hee-von - female cop at police station
  • Jo Han-cheol - public officer at divorce court
  • Nam Myung-ryul - judge at divorce court
  • Lee Do-ah - Pyeongchang Company employee
  • Kim Sun-ha - waitress at noodle shop

Box office[edit]

With 594,195 tickets sold during the opening weekend of May 18 to 20, the film's debut made a splash atop the local box office, putting up a strong fight against Hollywood films The Avengers and Men in Black 3.[15] Benefiting from positive word-of-mouth, it continued its impressive commercial run, with over 4.5 million admissions in total.[16][17][18][19]

Awards and nominations[edit]

2012 Buil Film Awards

2012 Grand Bell Awards

2012 Blue Dragon Film Awards[20]

  • Best Actress - Im Soo-jung
  • Best Supporting Actor - Ryu Seung-ryong
  • Nomination - Best New Actor - Lee Kwang-soo
  • Nomination - Best Screenplay - Min Kyu-dong, Heo Sung-hye
  • Nomination - Best Art Direction - Jeon Kyung-ran
  • Nomination - Best Music - Kim Jun-seong, Lee Jin-hee

2012 Women in Film Korea Awards[21][22]

2013 KOFRA Film Awards (Korea Film Reporters Association)[23]

2013 Baeksang Arts Awards[24]


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  19. ^ "Box office, June 16-30". Korean Film Council. 9 July 2012. Retrieved 2013-02-03. 
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  23. ^ Ji, Yong-jin (1 February 2013). "PIETA Regarded as the Best Film in 2012 by Reporters". Korean Film Council. Retrieved 2013-02-04. 
  24. ^ Hicap, Jonathan M. (5 April 2013). "49th Baeksang Arts Awards nominees revealed". Manila Bulletin. Retrieved 2013-04-11. 

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