Rules of Dating

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Rules of Dating
Rules of Dating film poster.jpg
Theatrical poster
Hanja 愛의 
Revised Romanization Yeonae-ui Mokjeok
McCune–Reischauer Yŏnae'ŭi Mokjŏk
Directed by Han Jae-rim
Produced by Cha Seung-jae
Im Choong-ryul
Yoon Sang-oh
Written by Go Yoon-hee
Starring Park Hae-il
Kang Hye-jung
Lee Dae-yeon
Greena Park
Seo Yeong-hwa
Music by Lee Byung-woo
Cinematography Park Yong-su
Edited by Park Gok-ji
Jeong Jin-hee
Distributed by CJ Entertainment
Release date
  • June 10, 2005 (2005-06-10)
Running time
121 minutes
Country South Korea
Language Korean
Box office US$11,016,544

Rules of Dating (Hangul연애의 목적; RRYeonae-ui mokjeok) is a 2005 South Korean film starring Park Hae-il and Kang Hye-jung, and is the directorial debut of filmmaker Han Jae-rim.[1][2][3][4]


Lee Yu-rim is a high school English teacher. He's cute, clever... and shameless. Choi Hong is a student teacher, even though she is one year older than Yu-rim. She's cynical and always plays hard-to-get when a man shows interest in her. While going out for drinks one night, Yu-rim suddenly tells Hong that he wants to have sex with her. Hong is hardly impressed. And so begins a battle of will and wits, both between each other and within themselves, as both Yu-rim and Hong are unsure of what each other wants and what they want themselves. Dating and desire mix explosively. What is the point of this strange relationship? What is the object of their desire?

Awards and nominations[edit]

2005 Busan Film Critics Awards[5]

  • Best Film - Rules of Dating
  • Best Leading Actress – Kang Hye-jung
  • Best Screenplay – Go Yoon-hee
  • Best New Director – Han Jae-rim

2005 Blue Dragon Film Awards[6]

2005 Korean Film Awards

  • Nomination – Best Film - Rules of Dating
  • Nomination – Best Leading Actor – Park Hae-il
  • Nomination – Best Leading Actress – Kang Hye-jung
  • Nomination – Best Screenplay - Go Yoon-hee and Han Jae-rim
  • Nomination – Best Music - Lee Byung-woo
  • Nomination – Best New Director – Han Jae-rim

2006 Baeksang Arts Awards

  • Best Screenplay – Go Yoon-hee
  • Nomination – Best Leading Actor – Park Hae-il
  • Nomination – Best Leading Actress – Kang Hye-jung

2006 Grand Bell Awards[7]


  1. ^ Lee, Min-a (8 June 2005). "Flirting teachers spice their job with romance". Korea Joongang Daily. Retrieved 2015-04-23. 
  2. ^ Kim, Tae-jong (9 June 2005). "Dating Shows It's the Journey That Matters". The Korea Times via Hancinema. Retrieved 2015-04-23. 
  3. ^ Kim, Kyu Hyun. "Rules of Dating". Retrieved 2015-04-23. 
  4. ^ Elley, Derek (28 August 2005). "Review: Rules of Dating". Variety. Retrieved 2015-04-23. 
  5. ^ "Rules of Dating - Awards". Cinemasie. Retrieved 2013-07-15.
  6. ^ "Sympathy for Lady Vengeance wins Best Picture Award". KBS Global. 30 November 2005. Retrieved 2015-04-23. 
  7. ^ D'Sa, Nigel (26 July 2006). "43rd Crowns King and the Clown". Korean Film Biz Zone. Retrieved 2015-04-23. 

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