Be with You (2018 film)

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Be with You
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Theatrical poster
Hangul지금 만나러 갑니다
Revised RomanizationJigeum Mannareo Gabmida
LiterallyNow I Will Meet You
Directed byLee Jang-hoon
Screenplay byKang Soo-jine
Lee Jang-hoon
Based onBe with You
by Takuji Ichikawa
StarringSo Ji-sub
Son Ye-jin
Music byBang Jun-seok
CinematographyCho Sang-yun
Edited byNam Na-yeong
Movie Rock
Distributed byLotte Entertainment
Release date
  • March 14, 2018 (2018-03-14)
Running time
132 minutes
CountrySouth Korea
Box officeUS$19.4 million[1]

Be with You (Hangul지금 만나러 갑니다; RRJigeum Mannareo Gabmida) is a 2018 South Korean romance film starring So Ji-sub and Son Ye-jin, and directed by Lee Jang-hoon. The film is a remake of the 2004 Japanese film of the same name, which is based on a novel by Takuji Ichikawa.[2]


Soo-ah (Son Ye-jin), before passing away makes an unbelievable promise to her husband, Woo-jin (So Ji-sub), to return one year later on a rainy day. Miraculously, she keeps the promise and reappears before her husband and son but all her memories have disappeared. Tragically, the relief at their reunion is short-lived, because it turns out that Soo-ah has to leave her family once again.




Special appearance[edit]


The film is based on the Japanese novel Be with You, written by Takuji Ichikawa.[5]

Son Ye-jin and So Ji-sub have previously worked together in the 2001 drama series Delicious Proposal as siblings.[5] Ko Chang-seok and So Ji-sub have also appeared together previously in the 2008 film Rough Cut.[5]

Filming began August 12, 2017 and finished November 12, 2017 in Daejeon, South Korea.[6][7]


On March 6, 2018, a promotional press conference was held with the main cast and director in presence.[8]

Be with You was released internationally in 17 countries including: USA, Canada, Britain, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Taiwan, Singapore, Taiwan, Vietnam and Malaysia.[9]

The film was released in local theaters on March 14, 2018.[10][11]


According to Korean Film Council, Be with You achieved first place at the local box office on its opening day by attracting 89,758 moviegoers. The film was shown 4,275 times on 989 screens.[12]

During the first weekend of its release, the film sold a total of 682,789 tickets, accounting for 44.6 percent of the weekend tickets and placing first at the weekend box office.[13][14]

Be with You surpassed 1 million viewers within seven days since its local release and is ahead of popular melo-romance films Architecture 101 and The Beauty Inside which took eight and nine days respectively to achieve 1 million moviegoers.[15]

Throughout the second weekend, the film attracted 576,981 moviegoers at 1,190 screens by placing second at the weekend box office. The total number of ticket sales increased to 1.82 million by the end of the second weekend.[16][17]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Awards Category Recipients Result Ref.
54th Baeksang Arts Awards Best Actress Son Ye-jin Nominated [18]
2nd The Seoul Awards Won [19]


  1. ^ "Be with You (2018)". Korean Film Biz Zone.
  2. ^ "[V Report] Son Ye-jin talks about starring alongside So Ji-sub". K-POP Herald.
  3. ^ a b Kim Hee-sun (August 31, 2017). "소지섭-손예진, 영화 '지금 만나러 갑니다'로 첫 호흡" (in Korean). Yonhap News Agency. Retrieved 2018-03-07.
  4. ^ a b "[팝업]공효진·박서준, '지만갑' 지원사격 위해 나선 특급 카메오" (in Korean). Herald Corp. March 6, 2018. Retrieved 2018-03-07.
  5. ^ a b c Gang Seo-jung (August 31, 2017). "[공식입장] 소지섭X손예진, '지금 만나러 갑니다' 출연확정 '크랭크인'" (in Korean). OSEN. Retrieved 2018-03-07.
  6. ^ Kim Gye-yeon (November 22, 2017). "소지섭·손예진 주연 '지금 만나러 갑니다' 크랭크업…내년 개봉" (in Korean). Yonhap News Agency.
  7. ^ "소지섭·손예진 주연 '지금 만나러 갑니다' 크랭크업…내년 개봉" (in Korean). The Korea Times. November 21, 2017.
  8. ^ Kim Bo-ra (March 6, 2018). "'지금만나러갑니다' 소지섭 "손예진과 손잡을 때마다 설레"". News Chosun (in Korean). OSEN. Retrieved 2018-03-07.
  9. ^ "Korean romance film sold to 17 foreign countries". Yonhap News Agency. March 14, 2018.
  10. ^ Kim Young-rak (February 27, 2018). ""설렘 폭발"…'지금만나러갑니다' 소지섭 손예진, 첫 연인 호흡 [V라이브 종합]" (in Korean). Sports Chosun. Retrieved 2018-03-07.
  11. ^ "[Herald Review] Just to 'Be with You'". The Korea Herald. March 13, 2018.
  12. ^ "'지금 만나러 갑니다' 1위 출발..단독개봉 '치인트' 3위" (in Korean). Star News. March 15, 2018. Retrieved 2018-03-16.
  13. ^ Shim Sun-ah (March 19, 2018). "Domestic romantic drama leads box office in first weekend". Yonhap News Agency. Retrieved 2018-03-20.
  14. ^ JIn Min-ji (March 20, 2018). "Domestic romantic drama leads box office in first weekend". Korea Joongang Daily. Retrieved 2018-03-20.
  15. ^ Ji Min-kyung (March 20, 2018). "[美친box] '지만갑' 7일만에 100만 돌파...'건축학개론'보다 빠르다" (in Korean). OSEN. Retrieved 2018-03-21.
  16. ^ Shim Sun-ah (March 26, 2018). "'Pacific Rim Uprising' is new No. 1 at box office". Yonhap News Agency. Retrieved 2018-03-27.
  17. ^ Jin Min-ji (March 27, 2018). "'Pacific Rim Uprising' quietly lands atop box office". Korea Joongang Daily. Retrieved 2018-03-27.
  18. ^ "제54회 백상예술대상, TV·영화 각 부문별 수상 후보자 공개". JTBC (in Korean). April 6, 2018.
  19. ^ "'제2회 더 서울어워즈' 10월27일 개최, 드라마-영화 각 부문별 후보공개". iMBC (in Korean). September 28, 2018.

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