My Girlfriend Is an Agent

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My Girlfriend Is An Agent
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Hangul 7
Hanja 7
Revised Romanization 7keup kongmuwon
McCune–Reischauer 7kŭp kongmuwŏn
Directed by Shin Tae-ra
Produced by Im Yeong-ho
Chun Sung-il
Shin Hye-yeon
Park Kyung-duk
Written by Chun Sung-il
Starring Kim Ha-neul
Kang Ji-hwan
Music by Choi Seung-hyun
Cinematography Choi Ju-yeong
Edited by Moon In-dae
Distributed by Lotte Entertainment
Release date
  • April 23, 2009 (2009-04-23)
Running time
112 minutes
Country South Korea
Language Korean
Russian
Box office US$21,056,165[1][2]

My Girlfriend Is An Agent (Hangul7급 공무원; lit. "7th Level Civil Servant") is a 2009 South Korean romantic action comedy film directed by Shin Tae-ra and starring Kim Ha-neul and Kang Ji-hwan. The film had 4,078,293 admissions nationwide and was the 4th most attended film of the year.[3]

Synopsis[edit]

A Russian organized crime group takes possession of an advanced bio-chemical weapon from Korea with the help of a corrupt Korean scientist, and two special agents are the world's only hope to stop them. One is a veteran domestic secret agent named Ahn Soo-ji (Kim Ha-neul) who is a master martial artist and fencer. The other is a rookie international agent named Lee Jae-joon (Kang Ji-hwan) whose foundation in analytical work, rather than field work, gets him into trouble when he consistently goofs up on the job. The two agents have an ill-fated relationship, when coincidentally they are dating and don’t know each other's secret identities. Ironically, the passion between them turns to madness, as the lies and secrets between them build until they nearly kill each other. The only thing they can trust is the fact they love and hate each other. The tension builds as they attempt to work out their relationship, while working behind each other's backs, unknowingly on the same mission to save the world.

Cast[edit]

Awards and nominations[edit]

2009 Grand Bell Awards[4]
2009 Blue Dragon Film Awards

Remake[edit]

It was remade as a television series 7th Grade Civil Servant, starring Choi Kang-hee and Joo Won, which aired on the South Korean network Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) in 2013.[5][6]

In 2011, the remake rights were acquired by UTV Movies. The Bollywood remake will be co-produced by UTV Movies and director-turned-producer Imtiaz Ali, and directed by choreographer Bosco (of Bosco-Caesar fame), with Shahid Kapoor as the male lead and Katrina Kaif as the female lead.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "7th Grade Civil Servant (My Girlfriend Is an Agent) (2009)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2012-11-20. 
  2. ^ "Chilgeup gongmuwon (My Girlfriend is an Agent) (2009)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2012-11-20. 
  3. ^ Paquet, Darcy. "Korean Movie Reviews for 2009". Koreanfilm.org. Retrieved 2012-11-20. 
  4. ^ "My Girlfriend is an Agent". Cinemasie.com. Retrieved 2012-11-20. 
  5. ^ Ho, Stewart (20 November 2012). "Joo Won, Choi Kang Hee, 2PM's Chansung and Others Hold First Reading for '7th Grade Civil Servant'". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. Retrieved 2013-01-19. 
  6. ^ Oh, Jean (3 February 2013). "Feels like you've seen it before?: Box office hits like 'My Sassy Girl' coming to the small screen". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 2013-03-04. 
  7. ^ Bhushan, Nyay (16 November 2011). "Korean Blockbuster 'My Girlfriend Is An Agent' to Get Bollywood Remake". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2013-01-19. 

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