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Sweet & Sour

Sweet & Sour: Jang Ki Yong, Chae Soo Bin, Krystal Jung

sweet and sour korean movie
Source: Netflix

General Information

  • International Title: Sweet & Sour
  • Original Title: 새콤달콤 (romanization: Saekomdalkom)
  • Genre: Romance, Drama
  • Runtime: 101 minutes
  • Released Date: 2021.06.04
  • Production: KT Hite
  • International Distributor: Netflix
  • Starring: Jang Ki Yong, Chae Soo Bin, Krystal Jung
  • Producer: Park Se Joon
  • Director: Lee Gye Byeok
  • Writer: Lee Gye Byeok & Sung Da Som
  • Rating: IMDb (6.7/10)
  • Awards: N/A


Sweet and Sour is a rom-com Korean movie portraying the roller coaster of relationship between Jung Da Eun and Jang Hyuk. Jung Da Eun is a nurse while Jang Hyuk starts working at a big company in Seoul. Due to their occupation, they have to experience long distance relationship. However, Jang Hyuk seems different now. He used to be sweet. Their relationship becomes complicated as Jang Hyuk gets closer to his co-worker, Han Bo Yeong. Both start flirting and develop their feeling.

Main Cast

sweet and sour korean movie jang ki yong
Source: Netflix

Character name: Jang Hyuk
Actor name: Jang Ki Yong
Jang Ki Yong’s notable works: Now We Are Breaking Up, My Roommate Is A Gumiho, Search: WWW, Kill It, Come and Hug Me, My Mister, Go Back Couple, The Liar and His Lover, etc

chae soo bin movie

Source: Netflix

Character name: Jung Da Eun
Actress name: Chae Soo Bin
Chae Soo Bin’s notable works: The Pirates: Goblin Flag, The Fabulous, Rookies, A Piece of Your Mind, Where Stars Land, I’m Not a Robot, Strongest Deliveryman, Love in the Moonlight, etc

sweet and sour korean movie krystal jung
Source: Netflix

Character name: Han Bo Yeong
Actress name: Krystal Jung
Krystal Jung’s notable works: More Than Family, Crazy Love, Police University, Search, Prison Playbook, The Bride of Habaek, My Lovely Girl, The Heirs, High Kick! 3, etc

Extended Cast

Lee Woo Je as Lee Jang Hyuk
Choi Hwan Yi as Jo Yeon Hwan
Ko Kyu Pil as resident physician
Hwang Jung Min as head nurse
Kim Hye Ran as nurse
Jo Han Chul as patient
Lee Seung Won as patient
Shin Joon Hang
Park Chul Min as Jang Hyuk’s manager
Yeo Min Joo
Park Ji Hoon as Macaron vendor
Yoon Byung Hee as patient
Lee Kyoung Young as security guard
Park Jung Min as team leader
Yoon Seul as employee
Jung Hee Tae as department head
Seo Dong Oh as Jang Hyuk’s friend
Kim Hyun Mok as matching sweatshirt couple
Jung Bo Min as matching sweatshirt couple
Oh So Hyun as drive-through employee

Cameo & Special Appearance

Lee Geung Young as office janitor
Yoo Sun as CEO
Choi Hyeong as ER doctor
Son Hwa Ryeong as ob-gyn
Kim Mi Hye as nurse
Kim Mi Kyung as Lee Jang Hyuk’s mother
Ahn Gil Kang as Lee Jang Hyuk’s father
No Jae Hoon as drowsy commuter

Character Relationship Chart


Original Soundtrack


Teaser & Trailer Videos

Awards & Nominations



  • Sweet and Sour is a Korean movie based on Japanese novel “Initiation Love” written by Kurumi Inui
  • Sweet and Sour is directed by Lee Gye Byeok who previously directed notable Korean movie such as Cheer Up, Mr. Lee, Luck-Key, and The Beast and the Beauty. Lee Gye Byeok used to be assistant director for Park Chan Wook’s Oldboy (2013)
  • Jang Ki Yong and Chae Soo Bin confirmed as the lead roles on September 9, 2019 while Krystal Jung joined the cast line up on October 8, 2019
  • Sweet and Sour Korean movie was initially planned to screen at cinema. However, it was officially released on Netflix due to pandemic
  • Sweet and Sour becomes Jang Ki Yong‘s first Korean romantic comedy movie

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