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May 4, 2011
2hr 4min
Status: released

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Sunny Movie Details:

Revised RomanizationSseoni
Country South Korea
Language Korean
GenreComedy, Drama
Release dateMay 4, 2011
Running time2hr 4min
StarringShim Eun-kyung
Kang So-ra
Yoo Ho-jeong
Jin Hee-kyung
Directed by Kang Hyeong-cheol
Written byKang Hyeong-cheol
Produced byAhn Byeong-ki
Ahn In-ki
Cinematography by Lee Hyung-deok
Edited by Nam Na-yeong
Music byKim Jun-seok
Production CompanyToilet Pictures
Aloha Pictures
Distributor CJ Entertainment

Sunny Movie Cast & Characters:

  • Present
    • Yoo Ho-jeong as Im Na-mi
    • Jin Hee-kyung as Ha Chun-hwa
    • Go Soo-hee as Kim Jang-mi
    • Hong Jin-hee as Hwang Jin-hee
    • Lee Yeon-kyung as Seo Geum-ok
    • Kim Sun-kyung as Ryu Bok-hee
    • Yoon Jung as Jung Su-ji
    • Baek Jong-hak as Na-mi’s husband
    • Ha Seung-ri as Ye-bin, Na-mi’s daughter
    • Jung Suk-yong as Jong-ki, Na-mi’s older brother
    • Lee Jun-hyeok as Owner of private detective agency
    • Lee Geung-young as Han Joon-ho
    • Kim Shi-hoo as Joon-ho’s son
    • Kim Ji-kyung as Jin-hee’s husband
    • Joo-ho as Insurance company manager
    • Cha Tae-hyun as Model of insurance company
    • Kim Joon-ho as Private detective
    • Sung Ji-ru as Chun-hwa’s lawyer
  • 1980s
    • Shim Eun-kyung as Im Na-mi
    • Kang So-ra as Ha Chun-hwa
    • Kim Min-young as Kim Jang-mi
    • Park Jin-joo as Hwang Jin-hee
    • Nam Bo-ra as Seo Geum-ok
    • Kim Bo-mi as Ryu Bok-hee
    • Min Hyo-rin as Jung Su-ji
    • Kim Shi-hoo as Han Joon-ho
    • Kim Young-ok as Na-mi’s grandmother
    • Jung Won-joong as Na-mi’s father
    • Kim Hye-ok as Na-mi’s mother
    • Park Young-seo as Jong-ki, Na-mi’s older brother
    • Chun Woo-hee as Sang-mi
    • Kim Ye-won as Leader of rival gang “Girls’ Generation”
    • Ryu Hye-rin as Member of band “Girl’s Generation”
    • So Hee-jung as Homeroom teacher
    • Kim Won-hae as Student liaison teacher
    • Park Hee-jung as Young-jin
    • Han Seung-hyun as Jang-mi’s older brother
    • Kang Ji-won as Su-jin’s stepmother
    • Kang Rae-yeon as Jong-ki’s girlfriend
    • Yang Hee-kyung as Jang-mi’s mother


The film is about a middle-aged woman who tries to fulfill her friend’s dying wish of reuniting their group of high school friends. The film alternates between two timelines: the present day where the women are middle-aged, and the 1980s when they were in high school.

Sunny Movie Box Office Collection & Budget:

BudgetUS$5.5 million
Opening DayTBA
Domestic CollectionTBA
International CollectionTBA
Worldwide CollectionUS$51.1 million

In 2011, the movie sold 7,375,110 tickets, and grossed ₩54,034,324,100 (US$47,068,227), making it the year’s second highest grossing Korean film and fourth highest grossing overall film in South Korea. At the end of the movie’s run, it had sold 7.38 million admissions, with an additional 90,555 from a director’s cut.

About Sunny Movie:

Sunny (Korean: 써니) is a South Korean comedy-drama film written and directed by Kang Hyeong-cheol. It is the second film by writer-director Kang Hyeong-cheol, who previously directed Scandal Makers (2008).

The film was released on 4 May 2011 in South Korea. It also received a limited release in the United States in July 2011, screening in Los Angeles, Torrance, New York City, New Jersey, Chicago, Virginia, Washington D.C., Seattle, Texas, and Hawaii.

Sunny was the first film of that year to sell five million tickets in South Korea, and became the second highest-grossing Korean film by the end of the year. As of 20 September 2012, it is the 13th best-selling film of all-time in South Korea. Kang Hyeong-cheol and Nam Na-yeong won Best Director and Best Editing, respectively, at the Grand Bell Awards. Actress Kang So-ra won several awards for her role as the teenage girl Ha Chun-hwa.

Sunny Movie Remakes

Hong Kong television series Never Dance Alone, which aired on TVB in 2014, is reportedly inspired by this movie. The remake is not official.

A Hollywood remake of the movie was announced to be in production since 2016.

A Vietnamese remake of the movie, titled Tháng Năm Rực Rỡ (Go Go Sisters) was released on 9 March 2018. It topped the Southeast Asian country’s box office in its opening weekend (collected 490,000 views) and received overwhelming positive feedbacks from the media, movie reviewers, and public audiences.

A Japanese remake of the movie, titled Sunny: Our Hearts Beat Together (Sunny: Tsuyoi Kimochi Tsuyoi Ai, lit. Sunny: Strong Mind Strong Love) was released on 31 August 2018.

An Indonesian adaptation remake of the movie, titled Bebas (Glorious Days) was released on 3 October 2019.

A Philippine adaptation of the movie is currently under production by Viva Films and is set for release in 10 April 2024.