You Call It Passion

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You Call It Passion
You Call It Passion-Int'l poster.jpg
International poster
Hangul열정 같은 소리 하고 있네
Revised RomanizationYeoljeong Gateun Sori Hago Inne
Directed byJeong Gi-hun
Produced byJung Du-hwan
Written by
  • Jeong Gi-hun
  • Seo Yoo-min
Based onYou Call It Passion
by Lee Hye-rin
Banzakbanzak Film
Distributed byNEW
Release date
  • November 25, 2015 (2015-11-25)
Running time
106 minutes
CountrySouth Korea
Box officeUS$4.37 million[1]

You Call It Passion (Korean열정 같은 소리 하고 있네; RRYeoljeong Gateun Sori Hago Inne) is a South Korean comedy film based on the novel of the same name written by Lee Hye-rin about a new graduate who struggles to survive in the war of entertainment news.[2][3][4][5][6][7][8]


Do Ra-hee (Park Bo-young) enters Dongmyung, a newspaper company, as an intern in the entertainment section. She soon discovers the dirty and hidden aspects of the journalism industry and learns the passion and enthusiasm of the press. She has to make non-existing news by corroborating stories. Her first assignment as an official journalist is to do a write up of a sexual assault scandal involving an upcoming young actor, Woo Ji-han (Yoon Kyun-sang), of a film studio JS. From her investigation of the new evidence of the scandal given to her for the write up, she found the evidence to be fabricated. So she told her boss, Ha Jae-kwan (Jung Jae-young) she is not going to do the write up. Her boss did the write up and post the scandalous article on their website. Later, from Seon-woo's (Bae Sung-woo) her ex-mentor suggestion she do a write up exposing the fabricated evidence used against the actor. The company refuses to use the write up. So, Ra-hee's colleagues assisted by posting the write up in the internet using public computers. This results in the arrest and prosecution of the film studio manager Jang (Jin Kyung) for corruption. The actor thanked her for clearing his name of the scandal. The movie ends with Ra-hee rushing out of the airport terminal where she send off her boyfriend Seo-jin (Ryu Deok-hwan) after receiving a tip off of a potential entertainment scoop.



  1. ^ "YOU CALL IT PASSION (2015)". Korean Film Biz Zone. Korean Film Council. Retrieved December 4, 2017.
  2. ^ Kim, June (4 February 2015). "PARK Bo-young to Play Journalist in New Comedy". Korean Film Biz Zone. Retrieved 8 December 2015.
  3. ^ Baek, Byung-yeul (18 November 2015). "Park sheds baby-face image in You Call It Passion". The Korea Times. Retrieved 8 December 2015.
  4. ^ Na, Won-jeong (3 December 2015). "Actor shows hard work pays off". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 8 December 2015.
  5. ^ "You Call It Passion promises plenty of laughs". The Korea Times. 13 November 2015. Retrieved 8 December 2015.
  6. ^ Jin, Eun-soo (20 November 2015). "Review: New film misses the mark on 'passion pay'". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 8 December 2015.
  7. ^ Won, Ho-jung (22 November 2015). "Herald Review: Passion loses its way". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 8 December 2015.
  8. ^ "Power of Passion writ large in new movie". The Korea Times. 27 November 2015. Retrieved 8 December 2015.

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