Petty Romance

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Petty Romance
Film poster
Revised Romanization Jjaejjaehan romaenseu
McCune–Reischauer Tchaetchaehan romaensŭ
Directed by Kim Jung-hoon
Produced by Baek Kyung-sook
Written by Kim Jung-hoon
Starring Choi Kang-hee
Lee Sun-kyun
Music by Jung Jae-hyung
Cinematography Choi Young-hwan
Edited by Nam Na-yeong
Release date
  • December 2, 2010 (2010-12-02)
Running time
118 minutes
Country South Korea
Language Korean
Box office US$14,244,325[1]

Petty Romance (Hangul째째한 로맨스; RRJjaejjaehan romaenseu) is a 2010 South Korean 18-rated romantic comedy film about the fiery relationship between an adult cartoonist and a former sex columnist. The film was a moderate hit, selling 2,048,296 tickets nationwide.[2][3]

Lead actors Lee Sun-kyun and Choi Kang-hee had previously starred together in the 2008 SBS TV series My Sweet Seoul.[4][5][6]


Seoul, the present day. In need of money to redeem a treasured family portrait, struggling manhwa artist Jeong Bae takes part in a publishing company's competition for an adult manga with a prize of ₩130 million (US$100,000). Advised that his big weakness is his story-writing, Jeong Bae advertises for a professional writer and ends up hiring the self-important Han Da-rim, with whom he agrees to split the prize money 50-50 if they win. Unknown to Jeong Bae, Da-rim recently lost her job as a sex columnist at magazine Hot Girl — edited by her friend Ma Kyung-sun — where she compensated for her lack of experience with men by copying material from the Kama Sutra to the Kinsey Reports. For the manhwa competition, Da-rim comes up with the idea of a female assassin, Ma Mi-so, who keeps her male victims captive for erotic kicks; without telling Jeong Bae, she models the victim on her twin brother, womanising Han Jong-soo, who shares a flat with her and cannot wait for her to move out. She finally does, which leads Jeong Bae's friend (and fellow competitor) Hae-ryong, who has secretly bugged his flat, to believe they're having an affair. However, from her unrealistic sex scenes, Jeong Bae gradually comes to suspect that Da-rim has never actually "done it", and then realizes she's developed a crush on him.[7][8]


  • Choi Kang-hee as Han Da-rim
  • Lee Sun-kyun as Jeong Bae
  • Ryu Hyun-kyung as Ma Kyung-sun
  • Song Yoo-ha as Han Jong-soo
  • Oh Jung-se as Hae-ryong
  • Baek Do-bin as Min-ho
  • Lee Won-jong as Lee Se-young
  • Park Sung-il as Byung-doo
  • Jung Min-sung as Team Leader Park
  • Ryu Ji-hye as sexy woman
  • Yoon Jin-soo as glamorous woman
  • Yeo Moo-young as Min-ho's father
  • Park No-shik as unemployed man
  • Hwang Bo-ra as Bol-mae's older sister (cameo)
  • Jo Eun-ji as female employee at award ceremony (cameo)


  1. ^ "Jjejjehan Romance (Petty Romance)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
  2. ^ Cremin, Stephen (6 December 2010). "Romance performance anything but Petty". Film Business Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  3. ^ "Theatrical Releases in 2010: Box-Office Admission Results". Retrieved 2012-11-18.
  4. ^ "Choi Kang Hee: 'I Want to Become a Blank Slate'". KBS Global. 3 December 2010. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  5. ^ Wee, Geun-woo (9 December 2010). "Interview: Actor Lee Sun-kyun - Part 1". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  6. ^ Wee, Geun-woo (9 December 2010). "Interview: Actor Lee Sun-kyun - Part 2". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  7. ^ Elley, Derek (24 March 2011). "Petty Romance". Film Business Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  8. ^ Lee, Ga-on (1 December 2010). "PREVIEW: Film Petty Romance (translated title)". 10Asia. Retrieved 2013-04-28. 

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