You Are My Sunshine (2005 film)

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You Are My Sunshine
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Promotional poster for You Are My Sunshine
Hanja 너는 내 運命
Revised Romanization Neoneun nae unmyeong
McCune–Reischauer Nŏnŭn nae unmyŏng
Directed by Park Jin-pyo
Produced byOh Jeong-wan
Written byPark Jin-pyo
Starring Jeon Do-yeon
Music by Bang Jun-seok
CinematographySeong Seung-taek
Edited byMoon In-dae
Distributed by CJ Entertainment
Release date
  • 23 September 2005 (2005-09-23)
Running time
121 minutes
CountrySouth Korea
Box officeUS$17.5 million

You Are My Sunshine (Korean : 너는 내 운명; RR : Neoneun nae unmyeong, literally: "You are my destiny") is a 2005 South Korean film written and directed by Park Jin-pyo, and starring Jeon Do-yeon. [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] It was released in Korea on 23 September 2005. [7]


The official English title is named after the Jimmie Davis song "You Are My Sunshine," which is used on the soundtrack.


Seok-joong, a farmer in his mid thirties, is desperate to find a wife and settle down. After backing out of a scheme to set him up with a Filipino bride, he falls head over heels in love with a local dabang delivery girl, Eun-ha, and starts showering her with gifts. Although Eun-ha is initially unimpressed, she is eventually won over by his kindhearted nature, and the two get married. The couple's marital bliss is short lived, however, as Eun-ha tests positive for HIV/AIDS, and is then tracked down by her abusive ex-husband, who takes her away and forces her back into prostitution.



You Are My Sunshine was the ninth most successful domestic film of the year, selling 3,051,134 tickets nationwide, [8] and grossing US$17,530,124. [9] It also became the best-selling Korean melodrama film of all time, before its record was surpassed by Maundy Thursday a year later.

Awards and nominations

2005 Chunsa Film Art Awards

2005 Busan Film Critics Awards

2005 Blue Dragon Film Awards [10] [11]

2005 Korean Film Awards [12]

2006 Baeksang Arts Awards [13]

2006 Grand Bell Awards

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