Girlfriends (2009 film)

Girlfriends (Korean걸프렌즈; RRGyeolpeurenjeu) is a 2009 South Korean romantic comedy film starring Kang Hye-jung, Han Chae-young, Huh E-jae and Bae Soo-bin.[1][2]

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Theatrical poster
Directed byKang Suk-bum
Written byNoh Hye-young
Lee Ji-chang
Based onGirlfriends
by Lee Hong
Produced byHwang Pil-seon
Seo Jeong
StarringKang Hye-jung
Han Chae-young
Huh E-jae
Bae Soo-bin
CinematographyKim Jun-young
Edited byKyung Min-ho
Music byBang Jun-seok
Distributed byNext Entertainment World (South Korea)
Mirovision (International)
Release date
  • December 17, 2009 (2009-12-17)
Running time
114 minutes
CountrySouth Korea
Box office(admissions: 107,946)

It is based on the 2007 chick lit novel of the same title by Lee Hong, which won the 31st Writer of Today Award.[3][4]


29-year-old Song-yi (Kang Hye-jung) starts dating her handsome co-worker Jin-ho (Bae Soo-bin). But when she suspects Jin-ho might be cheating on her, she sets out to meet the "other woman," only to learn that he has not one, but two, other "girlfriends": Jin (Han Chae-young), Jin-ho's first love, is a sexy and successful party planner, while Bo-ra (Huh E-jae) is a fearless, young college student. On one hand, Song-yi wants to keep Jin-ho all to herself, but strangely enough, she grows close to the two other women and their similar taste in men becomes the basis of a great friendship and a passionate, incestuous love affair.[5]


  • Kang Hye-jung as Song-yi[6][7][8]
  • Han Chae-young as Jin[9]
  • Huh E-jae as Bo-ra
  • Bae Soo-bin as Jin-ho
  • Jo Eun-ji as Hyun-joo
  • Kim Hye-ok as Mom
  • Hong Gyo-jin as Representative Park
  • Jung In-hwa as Team leader Jung
  • Kim Joon-young as real doctor
  • Shin Dae-seung as man at intersection
  • Hwang Hyun-seo as woman at intersection
  • Kim Bo-min as yoga instructor
  • Kim Yong-woon as action man 1
  • Han Dae-ryong as action man 2
  • Kwak Jin-seok as action man 3
  • Choi Gyo-sik as rice store owner
  • 2NE1 as club party guests (cameo)
  • Oh Dal-su as voice doctor (cameo)
  • Choi Song-hyun as Soo-kyung (cameo)
  • Lee Ho-seong as Dad (cameo)
  • Kim Kwang-kyu as department head (cameo)
  • Ji Dae-han as taxi driver (cameo)
  • Gong Jung-hwan as Mikael (cameo)
  • Hwang Hyeon-hee as Jae-hoon (cameo)
  • Son Jeong-min as mistress (cameo)
  • Park Sung-woong as Jin's husband (cameo)
  • Son Ho-young as club party guest Yoo Myeong-nam (cameo)


  1. ^ Lee, Ji-hye (18 December 2009). "Press Conference - Movie Girlfriends". 10Asia. Retrieved 2014-04-05.
  2. ^ "Actresses pose for the new film Girl Friends in Yangyang, Gangwon Province". The Chosun Ilbo. 18 September 2009. Retrieved 2014-04-05.
  3. ^ "Genre Literature In Pure Fiction". The Dong-a Ilbo. 24 August 2007. Retrieved 2014-04-05.
  4. ^ 남자 하나 여자 셋의 발칙한 연애소설 『걸프렌즈』의 이홍. Yes24 (in Korean). Retrieved 2014-04-05.
  5. ^ "Girlfriends (2009)". The Chosun Ilbo. 18 December 2009. Retrieved 2014-04-05.
  6. ^ "INTERVIEW: Kang Hye-jung - Part 1". 10Asia. 17 December 2009. Retrieved 2014-04-05.
  7. ^ "INTERVIEW: Kang Hye-jung - Part 2". 10Asia. 17 December 2009. Retrieved 2014-04-05.
  8. ^ "Kang Hye-jeong's Movie Picks". 10Asia. 18 February 2010. Retrieved 2014-04-05.
  9. ^ "Han Chae-young's Song Picks". 10Asia. 9 March 2010. Retrieved 2014-04-05.

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