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Directed by: Lee Won-Suk 2012 | 116 min.

Section: Spotlight on Korea

Premiere: Hawaii


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Bona (Lee Si-yeong, doing her best pouty Bae Doona impersonation) is an overworked and underpaid second assistant A.D. to a famous commercial director. After a particularly disastrous shoot, where she is blamed for inciting a spoiled actor's outburst, she finds herself alone on a beach where she meets Dr. Swalski (Park Yeong-gyoo) and is talked into buying a set of self help videos (on VHS no less) entitled: HOW TO USE GUYS WITH SECRET TIPS. At first she wonders why she wasted so much money on these videos but as she transforms from a mopey, hoodie wearing wet blanket to a cute, pixie-cut wearing, confident director in her own right, she finds herself addicted to the videos (shot in vintage '80s style). She soon infiltrates her male dominated company, even to the point where she has that same vain tantrum-throwing actor wrapped around her finger. But, for how long can she pull this off?

The film has a frenetic, madcap energy that never lets up. A battle of the sexes comedy that doesn't sink with cliches, HOW TO USE GUYS WITH SECRET TIPS is a fun ride, with visual flair and an awesome soundtrack.


Synopsis written by: Anderson Le

국민흔녀를 위한 최강의 연애비법이 밝혀진다!

우유부단한 성격 탓에 온갖 궂은 일을 다 도맡는 CF 조감독 최보나.
연이은 야근에 푸석푸석해진 얼굴과 떡진 머리는 최보나의 일상이 된지 오래…
무엇보다 제대로 된 연애를 해본 기억조차 가물가물한 이 시대의 대표적인 흔녀이다.
그러던 어느 날, 최보나는 야외촬영을 마치고 우연히 “남자사용설명서”를 손에 쥐게 된다.
그녀가 반신반의하며 “남자사용설명서” 테잎 속 Dr. 스왈스키의 지시를 따라 하자,
거짓말처럼 지나가는 남자들의 시선은 물론 한류 톱스타 이승재의 마음까지 흔들어 놓게 되는데…

Synopsis written by: Naver


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Cast & Crew

Director Lee Won-Suk
Screenwriter Lee Won-Suk, Noh Hye-Young
Producer Kim Hyun-Shin, Yoon Chang-Sook, Eo Ji-Yeon
Cast Jeong-tae Kim, Joon-seong Kim, Si-yeong Lee, Won-jong Lee, Jeong-se Oh, Yeong-gyoo Park
Cinematographer Kim Sun-Ryung

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