South Korean action and revenge thrillers tend to fill up our inboxes here at the V, so much so that it’s almost a surprise when we discover a rom-com has escaped the shores over yonder. The directorial debut of popular playwright Jang Yoo-jeong (who also wrote the original stage musical the film is based on), Finding Mr. Destiny will be out on region 1 DVD courtesy of 5 Points Pictures on July 17, 2012. The film was originally released theatrically in Korea in 2010.
Here’s the PR word on what the film is about:
Looking for your long-lost first love? Call the First Love Agency!
He’s fussy, organized, and honest to a fault. When Gi-joon (Gong Yoo, Coffee Prince) is fired from his job, he opens the First Love Agency, a one-man organization dedicated to helping others find their long-lost first loves.
She’s independent and feisty. Stage director Ji-woo (Lim Soo-jung, I’m a Cyborg, But That’s OK) is dragged to the First Love Agency by her father, who is convinced she won’t get married because she isn’t over the handsome stranger she met during a long-ago vacation in India.
With a name and the dates of her trip as their only clues, can Gi-joon and Ji-woo work together to find her first love? Or will they discover that destiny has some surprises in store for them?
The DVD includes the feature film as well as extras including “The Making of Finding Mr. Destiny,” production video, poster shoot video, “A Second First Love” music video with Gong Yoo, TV commercial, original South Korean trailer, cast and staff bios, Q&A with Director Chang You-jeong, cultural and production notes, and 5 Points Pictures trailers, all presented in Korean with optional English subtitles.