Shoot Me in the Heart[2] (Korean내 심장을 쏴라; RRNae Simjangeul Sswara) is a 2015 South Korean drama film directed by Mun Che-yong, and starring Lee Min-ki and Yeo Jin-goo.[3][4][5][6][7][8][9] It is based on the bestselling novel of the same name by Jeong Yu-jeong, which won the Segye Literature Award in 2009.[10][11]

Shoot Me in the Heart
Theatrical poster
Directed byMun Che-yong
Written byMun Che-yong
You Sun-dong
Based onShoot Me in the Heart
by Jeong Yu-jeong
Produced byJu Pil-ho
Bang Mi-jeong
StarringLee Min-ki
Yeo Jin-goo
CinematographyJo Yong-gyu
Edited byKim Chang-ju
Park Gyeong-suk
Music byKim Jun-seok
Isu C&E
Jupiter Film
9ers Entertainment
Sidus Pictures
Distributed byLittle Big Pictures
Release date
  • January 28, 2015 (2015-01-28)
Running time
101 minutes
CountrySouth Korea
Box officeUS$2.5 million[1]



Soo-myung and Seung-min, both 25 years old, meet for the first time at Soori Hope Hospital, a run-down psychiatric facility located on a mountain. Soo-myung has been institutionalized since he was nineteen after the trauma caused by his mother's suicide, and has a phobia of scissors. Seung-min is a sane and champion paraglider, but was forcibly committed by his greedy half-brother to get Seung-min's share of the family inheritance. Soo-myung is a model patient, peacefully and passively spending his days in the hospital despite its abusive nurses, unlike Seung-min, who is a walking time bomb. Soon, Soo-myung gets roped into Seung-min's reckless plan to break out of the hospital.





Filming began on May 1, 2014, and wrapped three months later on July 27 in Jeonju.[12][13]

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Recipient Result
2015 52nd Grand Bell Awards Best New Actor Yeo Jin-goo Nominated


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  2. ^ Also translated as Shoot My Heart.
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  4. ^ Jin, Eun-soo (8 April 2014). "Shoot Me leads are cast". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2014-12-12.
  5. ^ Choi, Song-hee (12 June 2014). "Interview: Lee Min Ki, "I'm Acting With Yeo Jin Gu In My Next Film"". BNTNews. Retrieved 2015-01-04.
  6. ^ Jeon, Ah-ram (31 May 2014). "Interview: Yeo Jin Goo Hopes that One Day He Can Look Younger than His Age". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2014-12-12.
  7. ^ Jo, Yeon-kyung (11 December 2014). "Yeo Jin Goo Worried about Acting as Same-Age Friends with Lee Min Ki in Shoot My Heart". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2014-12-12.
  8. ^ "In-depth: Yeo Jin-goo, a nice high schooler". Hancinema. 22 January 2015. Retrieved 2015-01-24.
  9. ^ Kwon, Ji-youn (27 January 2015). "Actor Yeo Jin-goo, 17 going on 25". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2015-03-06.
  10. ^ "Nae Shimjangeul Sswara". Alibris. Retrieved 2014-12-12.
  11. ^ Sung, So-young (9 September 2011). "Fueled by need for fresh material, best-sellers become box office hits". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2014-12-12.
  12. ^ Hong, Grace Danbi (14 April 2014). "Shoot My Heart Confirms Cast Including Yeo Jin Goo and Lee Min Ki". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2014-12-12.
  13. ^ Kim, Erika (29 July 2014). "Lee Min Ki and Yeo Jin Goo Finish Shooting Movie Shoot My Heart". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2014-12-12.