Too Beautiful to Lie

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Too Beautiful to Lie
Too Beautiful to Lie film poster.jpg
Movie poster
Hangul 믿
Hanja를 믿지 마세요
Revised RomanizationGeunyeoreul midji maseyo
McCune–ReischauerKunyŏ rŭl midji maseyo
Directed byBae Hyeong-jun
Produced byAn Yeong-jun
Han Ji-seung
Written byChoi Hee-dae
Park Yeon-seon
StarringKim Ha-neul
Gang Dong-won
Music byJo Yeong-wook
CinematographyYoon Hong-sik
Edited byKo Im-pyo
Seasun Film
Distributed byCinema Service
Release date
  • February 20, 2004 (2004-02-20)
Running time
115 minutes
CountrySouth Korea

Too Beautiful to Lie (Korean그녀를 믿지 마세요; RRGeunyeoreul midji maseyo; lit. "Don't Believe Her") is a 2004 South Korean romantic comedy film about a beautiful ex-con and a naive village pharmacist.


Yeong-ju is a girl with cute looks, an innocent smile, and a brilliant talker. She is also in prison for fraud. She easily convinces the evaluation board to grant her parole in time to attend her older sister's wedding. As soon as she's released, she boards a train for Busan with the wooden ducks she'd handcrafted as her wedding gift. On the train, she sits across village pharmacist Hee-cheol, who is on his way to propose to his girlfriend with his deceased mother's family heirloom ring. Yeong-ju witnesses a pickpocket stealing the ring from Hee-cheol, and afraid of becoming the suspect and violating her parole, she steals the ring back for Hee-cheol. But in the process, she is unable to board the train on time, missing it and leaving her wedding gift bag on the train.

Determined to find her bag, she tracks down Hee-cheol, and arrives in his hometown Yonggang Village. But the situation becomes complicated when his family members mistake her as their future daughter-in-law due to the ring, welcoming her to the family. Unwilling to tell them the truth so that she can find her bag then leave, Yeong-ju sweetly plays along, even telling them that Hee-cheol is the father of her unborn child. Meanwhile, Hee-cheol, who wasn't able to make the marriage proposal because of the lost ring, comes back home with a heavy heart. He is enraged to find himself in the middle of Yeong-ju's schemes. Worst of all, no one believes him, thinking he had abandoned his poor pregnant fiancee, and he ends up miserably kicked out of the family home.

As a showdown brews between Yeong-ju and Hee-cheol, pitting truth vs. lies, they gradually get to know each other and fall in love.


  • Kim Ha-neul ... Joo Yeong-ju
  • Gang Dong-won ... Choi Hee-cheol
  • Song Jae-ho ... Hee-cheol's father
  • Kim Ji-young ... Hee-cheol's grandma
  • Ku Hye-ryung ... Hee-cheol's aunt
  • Lee Chun-hee ... Young-deok
  • Nam Soo-jung ... Hee-cheol's aunt
  • Lee Ju-seok ... Doctor
  • Lee Young-eun ... Soo-mi
  • Im Ha-ryong ... Hee-cheol's uncle
  • Myeong Ji-yeon ... Hwa-sook
  • Nam Sang-mi ... Jae-eun
  • Ryu Tae-ho ... Hee-cheol's uncle
  • Kim Jae-rok ... pickpocket
  • Park Yong-jin ... Man-seok
  • Jin Kyung ... Joo Young-ok
  • Son Young-soon ... grandmother in front of the restaurant
  • Lee Mi-eun ... hairdresser
  • Lee Jae-gu
  • Park Jae-woong
  • Kwon Tae-won
  • Park Gun-tae ... child at the pharmacy

Awards and nominations[edit]

2004 Baeksang Arts Awards[1]
  • Best Actress – Kim Ha-neul
  • Nomination – Best Screenplay – Choi Hee-dae, Park Yeon-seon
2004 Grand Bell Awards
2004 Blue Dragon Film Awards
2004 Korean Film Awards
2004 Director's Cut Awards


  1. ^ "Too Beautiful to Lie - Awards". Cinemasie. Retrieved 2013-08-12.

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