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100 Days with Mr. Arrogant: Overview, Cast, 3 Fun Facts & More

Overview of 100 Days with Mr. Arrogant 

‘100 Days with Mr. Arrogant’ is a romantic comedy written and directed by Shin Jae-ho. The movie can be categorised under internet fiction since it is based on a fictional novel published on a website. Apart from the movie, the internet fiction has a four-parted movie edition. It was released on 16 January 2004 and features Ha Ji-won and Kim Jae-won. It was distributed by Cinema Service.

The story revolves around two teenagers, a rich young man and a poor high school girl. The girl, Kang Ha-yeong meets Ahn Hyung-jun on an evening when she walks home from her school after breaking up with her boyfriend. The waste bottle on the road that she kicks accidentally hits Ahn Hyung-jun which causes his car to bump into a wall. To repair his expensive car, he asks her a huge amount of money. As she is unable to pay the amount, she signs on the 100-day enslavement contract.


  • Name: 100 Days with Mr. Arrogant
  • Starring: Ha Ji-won, Kim Jae-won
  • Genre: Romance, Comedy
  • Directed by: Shin Jai-ho
  • Cinematography: Hwang Cheol-hyeon
  • Written by: Shin Jai-ho
  • Distributed by: Cinema Service
  • Edited by: Ko Im-pyo
  • Music by: Jo Byeong-seok
  • Running time: 95 minutes
  • Release date: 16 January 2004
  • Language: Korean
  • Country: South Korean
Kdramalive image of Kim Jaewon and Ha Ji-won in "100 Days with Mr. Arrogant" (2004)
Kim Jae-won as Ahn Hyung-jun and Ha Ji-won as Kang Ha-yeong in “100 Days with Mr. Arrogant” (2004). Credit: Pinterest


  • Kim Jaewon as Ahn Hyung-jun
  • Ha Ji-won as Kang Ha-yeong
  • Han Min as Hyeon-ju
  • Kim Chang-wan as Ha-yeong’s Father
  • Jin Tae-hyun as Yeong-eun
  • Lee Eung-kyung as Ha-yeong’s Mother
  • Kim Ji-hoon as Homeless
  • Kim Min-kyeong
  • Hong Ji-Yeong
  • Kim Ji-yu


Kang Ha-yeong is a dreamy and arrogant high school student who waits for her prince to come, though she has a boyfriend. On the 100th day of their relationship, she breaks up with him since he forgot about the big day and has not brought her any gifts. Desperately, she walks home in the evening. On the way, she kicks an empty soft drink can, and it strikes Ahn Hyung-jun’s forehead, causing his nose to bleed.

Ahn Hyung-jun is a filthy rich young man who owns an expensive Lexus car. He gets out of the car with a bloody nose and confronts Ha-yeong. He asks her to pay him $3000 to repair the scratches on his car. Being a poor high school girl, Ha-yeong has no other choice but to escape.

Kdramalive image of Ha Ji-won in "100 Days with Mr. Arrogant" (2004)
Ha Ji-won as Kang Ha-yeong in “100 Days with Mr. Arrogant” (2004). Credit: Pinterest

Unfortunately, she does not realise that her purse has fallen on the road. Hyung-jun gets the details of Ha-yeong from her ID card and starts to stalk her. Since she rejects his calls, he goes to meet her at her school and forcefully takes her to a restaurant. He tells her to sign the slave contract that he has created to compensate for his loss. According to the contract, she has to serve as his slave for 100 days, doing all the cleaning jobs and carrying bags while he purchases. However, she lied to her classmates, that he is her new boyfriend.

One day, Ha-yeong’s dad’s car gets a similar scratch, and she finds out that it does not cost $3000 to repair scratches. To take revenge, she scribbles on his car’s glasses. The next day, she humiliates Hyung-jun by announcing through a microphone that Hyung-jun is her husband and that he left her and her son.

After that day, she starts to ignore the calls of Hyung-jun. Therefore, he waits in front of her school to see her. Since she escapes from him, he convinces her mother and appears in front of her as her private tutor. He starts to nag her to study. Seeing an exhausted Ha-yeong, he asks her to go on a trip with him. To keep the trip a secret from her parents, Hyung-jun sent anonymous free tickets a trip.

Upon returning from the trip, Hyung-jun and Ha-yeong realise that they have already started to like each other secretly. On his birthday, Hyung-jun hosts a party to celebrate his birthday and the slave emancipation, as they have completed 100 days. Hyung-jun walks Ha-yeong home. Ha-yeong’s mother sees Hyung-jun kissing her daughter on the road. The next day, her mother confronts him and appoints a new tutor.

To see him again, she started to study hard to get into college. With a new spirit, she appears for the entrance exam. However, on the day of the result publication, she does not see her name in the qualified list. Drunken in sorrow, she goes to a restaurant with her lady tutor. The tutor consoles her and takes her to a riverside.

Kdramalive image of Kim Jaewon and Ha Ji-won in "100 Days with Mr. Arrogant" (2004)
Kim Jaewon as Ahn Hyung-jun and Ha Ji-won as Kang Ha-yeong in “100 Days with Mr. Arrogant” (2004). Credit: Pinterest

To her surprise, hundreds of lights start to light up around her, and she meets Ahn Hyung-jun after a long time. He gifts her a document confirming her admission in his college. Seeing her surprised face, he tells her about the efforts that he made to make her study and make her get into college. Also, her name was removed from the eligible candidate’s name list intentionally, since Hyung-jun pleaded with the principal to give Ha-yeong a surprise.


‘100 Days with Mr. Arrogant’ is a movie adapted from an internet novel. The central theme of the movie is the romantic relationship between the teenage couple. Also, the movie talks about the importance of education in one’s life. The teenage girl, Ha-yeong, after falling in love with her rich boyfriend, loses complete interest in her studies and getting into college. However, when she loses hope of meeting him again, she starts to work hard on her lessons.

Furthermore, ‘100 Days with Mr. Arrogant’ talks about the unexpected friendship and relationship that come into one’s life.


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Kdramalive image of Kim Jaewon and Ha Ji-won in "100 Days with Mr. Arrogant" (2004)
Kim Jaewon as Ahn Hyung-jun and Ha Ji-won as Kang Ha-yeong in “100 Days with Mr. Arrogant” (2004). Credit: Pinterest

Interesting Facts about 100 Days with Mr. Arrogant 

  1. ‘100 Days with Mr. Arrogant’ belongs to the movie genre internet fiction.
  2. Before adapting ‘100 Days with Mr. Arrogant’ as a movie, the internet fiction was published as a four-part book series.
  3. ‘100 Days with Mr. Arrogant’ is written and directed by Shin Jae-ho.


  1. Who is the director of ‘100 Days with Mr. Arrogant’?
    Shin Jae-ho directed ‘100 Days with Mr. Arrogant’.
  2. What is the Instagram ID of Ha Ji-won?
  3. When was the movie ‘100 Days with Mr. Arrogant’ released?
    ‘100 Days with Mr. Arrogant’ was released on 16 January 2004.


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