From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Sa-kwa film poster.jpg
Theatrical poster
Revised Romanization Sagwa
McCune–Reischauer Sagwa
Directed by Kang Yi-kwan
Produced by Choe Yong-bae
Written by Kang Yi-kwan
Starring Moon So-ri
Kim Tae-woo
Lee Sun-kyun
Music by Sim Hyeon-jeong
Cinematography Son Su-beom
Edited by Park Yoo-kyeong
Release date
  • September 10, 2005 (2005-09-10) (Toronto International Film Festival)
  • October 16, 2008 (2008-10-16) (South Korea)
Running time
118 minutes
Country South Korea
Language Korean
Box office $272,617[1]

Sa-kwa (Hangul사과; RR沙果; lit. "apple" or "apology") is the debut film of South Korean director Kang Yi-kwan. Premiered at the 2005 Toronto International Film Festival, although not released in South Korea until late 2008.[2] This subtle, introspective drama of shifting moods—with acute observation of the dynamics of relationships.


Hyun-jung (Moon So-ri), dumped by her boyfriend of seven years, Min-seok (Lee Sun-kyun), is broken and teetering on the brink of emotional collapse as she seeks a new suitor and get married as soon as possible since her biological clock keeps ticking away. Sang-hoon (Kim Tae-woo) enters her life; Hyun-jung is attracted to his shy demeanor and marries him. But then Min-seok reconsiders and wants to return to her.[3]


  1. ^ "Box office by Country: Sakwa". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2012-06-04.
  2. ^ Yang, Sung-jin (26 September 2008). "Moon So-ri returns to her salad days". The Korea Herald. 
  3. ^ Hartzell, Adam. "Sa-Kwa". Retrieved 2012-11-13. 

External links[edit]