You Call It Passion
|You Call It Passion|
|Hangul||열정 같은 소리 하고 있네|
|Revised Romanization||Yeoljeong Gateun Sori Hago Inne|
|Directed by||Jeong Gi-hun|
|Produced by||Jung Du-hwan|
|Based on||You Call It Passion|
by Lee Hye-rin
|Box office||US$4.37 million|
You Call It Passion (Korean: 열정 같은 소리 하고 있네; RR: Yeoljeong 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.
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.
- Park Bo-young as Do Ra-hee
- Jung Jae-young as Ha Jae-kwan
- Bae Sung-woo as Seon-woo
- Ryu Hyun-kyung as Chae-eun
- Jin Kyung as Jang, film studio manager
- Ryu Deok-hwan as Seo-jin
- Yoon Kyun-sang as Woo Ji-han
- Lee Kyu-hyeong as Young-hwa
- Oh Dal-su as General manager Ko (cameo)
- Lee Byung-joon as Chairman (cameo)
- Jang Hee-soo as Ra-hee's mother (cameo)
- Lee Young-jin as Jae-kwan's sister-in-law (cameo)
- Kim Sung-oh as Section chief Ma (cameo)
- Hyun Jyu-ni as Reporter Hyun (cameo)
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