June 13, 2021

The Beauty Inside (2015 film)

The Beauty Inside (Hangul: 뷰티 인사이드; RR: Byuti Insaideu; lit. “Beauty Inside”) is a 2015 South Korean high-concept romantic comedy film based on the 2012 American social film The Beauty Inside, about a man who wakes up every day in a different body.[4][5][6][7][8][9][10] It is Baik’s feature film debut, after a career directing commercials.[1][11][12]


  • 1 Plot
  • 2 Cast
  • 3 International release
  • 4 Remake and adaptations
    • 4.1 Film
    • 4.2 Television series
  • 5 Awards and nominations
  • 6 References
  • 7 External links


Furniture designer Woo-jin wakes up in a different body every day, regardless of age, gender and nationality. Sometimes he’s a man, a woman, old, young, or even a foreigner. He’s the same person on the inside, but on the outside he’s always someone new. Looking at a different face in the mirror every morning is hard for him to get used to.

The only constant in his life is the girl he loves, Yi-soo, who knows his secret and loves him anyway. Each time he transforms, Woo-jin must figure out how to reunite with Yi-soo.


  • Han Hyo-joo as Yi-soo[13][14]
  • Kim Dae-myung as Woo-jin
  • Do Ji-han as Woo-jin
  • Bae Sung-woo as Woo-jin
  • Chun Young-woon as Woo-jin
  • Park Shin-hye as Woo-jin
  • Lee Beom-soo as Woo-jin
  • Park Seo-joon as Woo-jin
  • Kim Sang-ho as Woo-jin
  • Chun Woo-hee as Woo-jin
  • Juri Ueno as Woo-jin
  • Lee Jae-joon as Woo-jin
  • Kim Min-jae as Woo-jin
  • Lee Hyun-woo as Woo-jin
  • Jo Dal-hwan as Woo-jin
  • Lee Jin-wook as Woo-jin
  • Hong Da-mi as Woo-jin
  • Seo Kang-joon as Woo-jin
  • Kim Hee-won as Woo-jin
  • Lee Dong-wook as Woo-jin
  • Go Ah-sung as Woo-jin
  • Kim Joo-hyuk as Woo-jin
  • Yoo Yeon-seok as Woo-jin
  • Lee Dong-hwi as Sang-baek
  • Moon Sook as Woo-jin’s mother
  • Lee Geung-young as Woo-jin’s father
  • Lee Mi-do as Hong Eun-soo
  • Lee Seung-chan as Woo-jin
  • Kwon Gi-ha as Woo-jin
  • Choi Yong-min as Yi-soo’s father
  • Shin Dong-mi as Department head
  • Kim Si-eun as Woo-jin’s mother in the past
  • Kim Rok-kyeong as Woo-jin 52
  • Kim Gwang-seop as Woo-jin 86
  • Park Keun-rok as Woo-jin 44
  • Yoon-hwan as Woo-jin 19
  • Kim Yeon-hee as Woo-jin 39
  • Son Seong-chan as Woo-jin 77
  • Park Min-soo as Woo-jin 80

International release[edit]

The Beauty Inside pre-sold its distribution rights at the Cannes Film Market to 11 Asian countries, including Japan, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei and the Philippines.[15]

Well Go USA released the film theatrically on September 11, 2015 with a DVD and Blu-ray release set for February 2, 2016.[16]

Remake and adaptations[edit]


In January 2017, it was announced that Emilia Clarke had been cast as the female lead in an upcoming American remake of the film, with Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber writing the script.[17]

Television series[edit]

Main article: The Beauty Inside (TV series)

In July 2018, it was announced that Seo Hyun-jin has been cast as the female lead in an upcoming Korean drama remake of the film, alongside Lee Min-ki.[18]

Awards and nominations[edit]


  • ^ a b Tae, Sang-joon (17 October 2014). “An Interview with Syd LIM, CEO of Yong Film, behind PARK Chan-wook’s New Film Agassi”. Korean Cinema Today. Retrieved 2 February 2015..mw-parser-output cite.citation{font-style:inherit}.mw-parser-output q{quotes:”””””””‘””‘”}.mw-parser-output code.cs1-code{color:inherit;background:inherit;border:inherit;padding:inherit}.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-free a{background:url(“//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/65/Lock-green.svg/9px-Lock-green.svg.png”)no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-limited a,.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-registration a{background:url(“//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/d6/Lock-gray-alt-2.svg/9px-Lock-gray-alt-2.svg.png”)no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-subscription a{background:url(“//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/aa/Lock-red-alt-2.svg/9px-Lock-red-alt-2.svg.png”)no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration{color:#555}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription span,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration span{border-bottom:1px dotted;cursor:help}.mw-parser-output .cs1-hidden-error{display:none;font-size:100%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-visible-error{font-size:100%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration,.mw-parser-output .cs1-format{font-size:95%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-left,.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-wl-left{padding-left:0.2em}.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-right,.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-wl-right{padding-right:0.2em}
  • ^ http://www.the-numbers.com/movie/Beauty-Inside-The-%28Korea%29#tab=summary
  • ^ Lee, Hyo-won (24 August 2015). “South Korea Box Office: Local Actioner Tops for Third Week, Fantastic Four Debuts in Fourth”. The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 26 August 2015.
  • ^ Doo, Rumy (4 August 2015). “External beauty in Beauty Inside?”. The Korea Herald. Retrieved 5 August 2015.
  • ^ Na, Won-jung (5 November 2014). “20 Actors Cast for One Single Lead Character for BEAUTY INSIDE”. Korean Film Biz Zone. Retrieved 2 February 2015.
  • ^ An, So-hyoun (4 November 2014). “Han Hyo Joo to Act Opposite 20 Actors and Actresses in Film Beauty Inside”. enewsWorld. Retrieved 2 February 2015.
  • ^ Ghim, Sora (22 January 2015). “Beauty Inside Reveals Its List Of Top Actors”. BNTNews. Retrieved 13 February 2015.
  • ^ Yoon, Sarah (3 June 2015). “Beauty Inside poster, trailer unveiled”. K-pop Herald. Retrieved 11 June 2015.
  • ^ “Actresses lead Korean film industry this summer”. Yonhap. 29 July 2015. Retrieved 30 July 2015.
  • ^ Hong, Hye-jin (11 June 2015). “Release of Beauty Inside postponed to mid-August”. K-pop Herald. Retrieved 11 June 2015.
  • ^ Conran, Pierce (29 October 2014). “CHUN Woo-hee and LEE Beom-su to Play Same Character in BEAUTY INSIDE”. Korean Film Biz Zone. Retrieved 2 February 2015.
  • ^ Jin, Eun-soo (21 August 2015). “Review: Visually pleasing film tackles questions of inner beauty, love”. Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 12 September 2015.
  • ^ Kim, Yeon-ji (14 August 2015). “Actress Han stars opposite 21 men”. Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 14 August 2015.
  • ^ Won, Ho-jung (23 August 2015). “Herald Interview: Han Hyo-joo: Beauty Inside is chance of a lifetime”. The Korea Herald. Retrieved 26 August 2015.
  • ^ Yoon, Sarah (26 May 2015). “Film Beauty Inside sells rights to 11 Asian countries”. The Korea Herald. Retrieved 27 May 2015.
  • ^ “The Beauty Inside – Well Go USA Entertainment”. Retrieved 7 March 2016.
  • ^ Fleming Jr, Mike (January 27, 2017). “Fox 2000 Wins $2M Pitch Deal For ‘The Beauty Inside’; ‘GoT’s Emilia Clarke To Star”. Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved January 28, 2017.
  • ^ Park Jin-young (July 9, 2018). “[공식입장] 서현진X이민기, ‘뷰티인사이드’ 출연 확정..로코 치트키 특급만남”. Osen (in Korean).
  • External links[edit]

    • Official website (in Korean)
    • The Beauty Inside at the Korean Movie Database
    • The Beauty Inside on IMDb
    • The Beauty Inside at HanCinema

    Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Beauty_Inside_(2015_film)

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