High Society (2018 film)

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High Society
High Society (2018 film).jpg
Theatrical poster
Revised RomanizationSangnyu Sahoe
Directed byByun Hyuk[1]
Produced byKim Chul-yong
Written byByun Hyuk
StarringPark Hae-il
Soo Ae
Music byJang Young-kyu
CinematographyPark Se-seung
Edited byKim Seo-hee
Hive Media Corp.
Distributed byLotte Entertainment (South Korea)
Netflix (international)
Release date
  • August 29, 2018 (2018-08-29)
Running time
119 minutes
CountrySouth Korea
Box officeUS$5.6 million[2]

High Society is a 2018 South Korean drama film directed by Byun Hyuk. It stars Park Hae-il and Soo Ae.[3] The film was released in South Korea on August 29, 2018.[4]


The story of a married couple who is at the upper end of the social ladder. The husband is a professor at the Seoul National University who is running for the National Assembly, and his wife is the deputy director of and a curator at a big art gallery.[5][6]



Principal photography began on November 1, 2017. Production ended on January 11, 2018.[12]


The film was released on August 29, 2018 in South Korea, showing at 867 screens across the country. During its opening day, the film finished second, trailing behind On Your Wedding Day by attracting 131,802 moviegoers with US$775,270 gross. It became the domestic R-rated film with the biggest opening day for 2018.[13] However, the film dropped to third place during the weekend, finishing behind On Your Wedding Day and new release of the week Searching by attracting 291,228 moviegoers with US$2.4 million gross.[14] It suffer a 72.5% gross drop during its second weekend, finished at fourth place with US$643,039 from 85,522 attendance.[15][16]

As of September 10, 2018, the film attracted 766,031 total admission with US$5.6 million gross.[2]


  1. ^ "Film Marks Return of Award Winning Director BYUN Daniel H." Korean Film Biz Zone. 9 November 2017.
  2. ^ a b "High Society (2018)". Korean Film Biz Zone.
  3. ^ "Su Ae, PARK Hae-il, and LEE Jin-wook to Perform Together in High Society". Korean Film Biz Zone. 9 November 2017.
  4. ^ "상류사회". Naver (in Korean). Retrieved 19 August 2018.
  5. ^ "High Society (Korean Movie 2018)". Hancinema. Retrieved 19 August 2018.
  6. ^ "(Movie Review) 'High Society': an intriguing premise ruined by a rushed climax". Yonhap News Agency. 24 August 2018.
  7. ^ "수애·박해일 부부 호흡 맞출까 "'상류사회' 검토中"". TV Report (in Korean). Retrieved 19 August 2018.
  8. ^ "라미란·윤제문, '상류사회' 합류…수애와 호흡". NATE (in Korean). Retrieved 19 August 2018.
  9. ^ "Ra Mi-ran and Yoon Je-moon join "High Society – Movie"". Hancinema. 6 October 2017.
  10. ^ "이진욱, 영화 '상류사회' 출연 확정…수애·박해일과 호흡". Joong-ang Daily (in Korean). Retrieved 19 August 2018.
  11. ^ "Sanglyusahoe (2018) / IMDb". Retrieved 4 July 2020.
  12. ^ "상류사회". Korean Film Biz Zone (in Korean). Retrieved 3 September 2018.
  13. ^ "[SC무비] "올해 19禁 최고 오프닝"…'상류사회' 첫날 13만 안착". Sports Chosun (in Korean). Retrieved 3 September 2018.
  14. ^ "[무비:스코어] '너의 결혼식' 194만 돌파, 1위 수성…'서치'·'상류사회' 2·3위". Xports News (in Korean). Retrieved 3 September 2018.
  15. ^ "2018년 33주차-36주차 박스오피스". KOFIC (in Korean). Retrieved 11 September 2018.
  16. ^ "[영화순위]'서치' 박스오피스 1위…2위 '너의 결혼식'·3위 '업그레이드', '신과함께2' 역대 12위 등극". Kyungin Daily (in Korean). Retrieved 11 September 2018.

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