The Beauty Inside (2015 film)

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The Beauty Inside(뷰티 인사이드)
Theatrical Poster for The Beauty Inside.jpg
Theatrical poster for The Beauty Inside
Hangul 뷰티 인사이드
Hanja 뷰티 인사이드
Revised Romanization Byuti Insaideu
McCune–Reischauer Pyut'i Insaitŭ
Directed by Baik (Baek Jong-yul)
Produced by Park Tae-joon
Written by Kim Sun-jung
Noh Kyung-hee
Based on The Beauty Inside
by Drake Doremus
Starring Han Hyo-joo
Music by Jo Yeong-wook
Cinematography Kim Tae-gyeong
Edited by Yang Jin-mo
Yong Film[1]
Distributed by Next Entertainment World (South Korea)
Well Go USA (USA)
Release date
  • August 20, 2015 (2015-08-20) (South Korea)
  • September 11, 2015 (2015-09-11) (United States)
Running time
126 minutes
Country South Korea
Language Korean
Box office

US$13.9 million[2]


The Beauty Inside (Hangul뷰티 인사이드; RRByuti Insaideu; lit. "Beauty Inside") is a 2015 South Korean high-concept romantic comedy film based on the 2012 American social film The Beauty Inside, about a man who wakes up every day in a different body.[4][5][6][7][8][9][10] It is Baik's feature film debut, after a career directing commercials.[1][11][12]


Furniture designer Woo-jin wakes up in a different body every day, regardless of age, gender and nationality. Sometimes he's a man, a woman, old, young, or even a foreigner. He's the same person on the inside, but on the outside he's always someone new. Looking at a different face in the mirror every morning is hard for him to get used to.

The only constant in his life is the girl he loves, Yi-soo, who knows his secret and loves him anyway. Each time he transforms, Woo-jin must figure out how to reunite with Yi-soo.


International release[edit]

The Beauty Inside pre-sold its distribution rights at the Cannes Film Market to 11 Asian countries, including Japan, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei and the Philippines.[15]

Well Go USA released the film theatrically on September 11, 2015 with a DVD and Blu-ray release set for February 2, 2016.[16]

Remake and adaptations[edit]


In January 2017, it was announced that Emilia Clarke had been cast as the female lead in an upcoming American remake of the film, with Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber writing the script.[17]


In July 2018, it was announced that Seo Hyun-jin has been cast as the female lead in an upcoming Korean drama remake of the film, alongside Lee Min-ki.[18]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Recipient Result
52nd Grand Bell Awards
Best Actress Han Hyo-joo Nominated
Best New Director Baik Won
Best Screenplay Kim Seon-jeong, Park Jeong-ye Nominated
36th Blue Dragon Film Awards
Best Actress Han Hyo-joo Nominated
Best Cinematography Kim Tae-gyeong Nominated
Best Editing Yang Jin-mo Won
Best Lighting Hong Seung-cheol Nominated
Best Music Jo Yeong-wook Nominated
Korea Film Actors' Association Awards
Top Star Award Han Hyo-joo Won
11th Max Movie Awards
Best Actress Han Hyo-joo Nominated
Best Trailer Nominated
52nd Baeksang Arts Awards
Best Actress (Film) Han Hyo-joo Nominated
25th Buil Film Awards
Best Actress Han Hyo-joo Nominated
10th Asian Film Awards
Best Supporting Actress Juri Ueno Nominated


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  3. ^ Lee, Hyo-won (24 August 2015). "South Korea Box Office: Local Actioner Tops for Third Week, Fantastic Four Debuts in Fourth". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 26 August 2015. 
  4. ^ Doo, Rumy (4 August 2015). "External beauty in Beauty Inside?". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 5 August 2015. 
  5. ^ Na, Won-jung (5 November 2014). "20 Actors Cast for One Single Lead Character for BEAUTY INSIDE". Korean Film Biz Zone. Retrieved 2 February 2015. 
  6. ^ An, So-hyoun (4 November 2014). "Han Hyo Joo to Act Opposite 20 Actors and Actresses in Film Beauty Inside". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2 February 2015. 
  7. ^ Ghim, Sora (22 January 2015). "Beauty Inside Reveals Its List Of Top Actors". BNTNews. Retrieved 13 February 2015. 
  8. ^ Yoon, Sarah (3 June 2015). "Beauty Inside poster, trailer unveiled". K-pop Herald. Retrieved 11 June 2015. 
  9. ^ "Actresses lead Korean film industry this summer". Yonhap. 29 July 2015. Retrieved 30 July 2015. 
  10. ^ Hong, Hye-jin (11 June 2015). "Release of Beauty Inside postponed to mid-August". K-pop Herald. Retrieved 11 June 2015. 
  11. ^ Conran, Pierce (29 October 2014). "CHUN Woo-hee and LEE Beom-su to Play Same Character in BEAUTY INSIDE". Korean Film Biz Zone. Retrieved 2 February 2015. 
  12. ^ Jin, Eun-soo (21 August 2015). "Review: Visually pleasing film tackles questions of inner beauty, love". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 12 September 2015. 
  13. ^ Kim, Yeon-ji (14 August 2015). "Actress Han stars opposite 21 men". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 14 August 2015. 
  14. ^ Won, Ho-jung (23 August 2015). "Herald Interview: Han Hyo-joo: Beauty Inside is chance of a lifetime". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 26 August 2015. 
  15. ^ Yoon, Sarah (26 May 2015). "Film Beauty Inside sells rights to 11 Asian countries". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 27 May 2015. 
  16. ^ "The Beauty Inside - Well Go USA Entertainment". Retrieved 7 March 2016. 
  17. ^ Fleming Jr, Mike (January 27, 2017). "Fox 2000 Wins $2M Pitch Deal For 'The Beauty Inside'; 'GoT's Emilia Clarke To Star". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved January 28, 2017. 
  18. ^ Park Jin-young (July 9, 2018). "[공식입장] 서현진X이민기, '뷰티인사이드' 출연 확정..로코 치트키 특급만남". Osen (in Korean). 

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