Finding Mr. Destiny

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Finding Mr. Destiny
Directed byJang Yoo-jeong
Produced byMin Jin-soo
Min Kyu-dong
Written byLee Kyung-ui
Based onFinding Kim Jong-wook (musical)
StarringIm Soo-jung
Gong Yoo
Music byPark Ji-woong
CinematographyLee Hyung-duk
Edited byKim Hyeong-ju
Distributed byCJ Entertainment
Release date
  • December 9, 2010 (2010-12-09)
Running time
112 minutes
CountrySouth Korea
Box officeUS$7.3 million[1][2]

Finding Mr. Destiny (Hangul김종욱 찾기; RRKim Jong-uk chat-gi; MRKim Jongok ch‘atki; lit. Finding Kim Jong-wook) is a 2010 South Korean romantic comedy starring Im Soo-jung and Gong Yoo.[3] It is a film adaptation by playwright-turned-director Jang Yoo-jeong of her hit 2006 musical.[4] The film was a medium box office hit in South Korea selling 1,113,285 tickets nationwide.[5]


Ji-woo (Im Soo-jung), unable to forget a youthful affair in India that has tattooed itself onto her heart, rejects an eligible suitor and is forced by her father, who fears she will end up an old maid, to seek the help of an agency that specializes in tracking down first loves. She only knows his name: Kim Jong-wook.

Heading the business is Gi-joon (Gong Yoo), who is young, single and male, and equipped with goofy charm. Stubbornly precise by nature and a bit too passionate about work, Gi-joon is determined to complete his first job, even if it means he has to track down every Kim Jong-wook in Korea!

The heroine is a disheveled and foulmouthed theater director who has yet to make amends with her inability to finish or start anything substantial in both her love life and career. The hero is a naive guy with an obsessive compulsive fixation on order, safety and hygiene — manifested in his perfectly pressed attire and color-coded post-its — who has yet to leap into a whirlwind life experience.

The two are polar opposites yet eventually grow fond of each other as they bicker along the way to find Ji-woo’s elusive Mr. Destiny — and it’s a long journey since there are 1,108 men who have the same name as her ex-boyfriend, from a Buddhist monk to an overweight farmer and a really unctuous plastic surgeon, to name a few.

As Gi-joon and Ji-woo travel around the country trying to find her first love, Gi-joon finds himself falling for his client instead.

At the end,we see that Ji-woo and Gi-joon actually first met at Osaka Airport back in 2000. [6][7]


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  2. ^ "Box office by Country: Finding Mr. Destiny". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2012-06-04.
  3. ^ Hong, Lucia (11 November 2010). "Mr. Destiny director says Gong Yoo has Hugh Grant image". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
  4. ^ Choi, Min-woo (31 January 2011). "From playwright to director: Bold move". Korea JoongAng Daily. Archived from the original on 2 May 2013. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
  5. ^ "Theatrical Releases in 2010: Box-Office Admission Results". Retrieved 2012-06-04.
  6. ^ Lee, Hyo-won (2 December 2010). "Destiny sweetly reminisces first loves". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
  7. ^ "Finding Mr. Destiny (DVD) (Korea Version)". YesAsia. Retrieved 2012-11-18.

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