The film follows the story of Jun-ho, a freelance photographer and Eun-ji, who works at magazine publishing house. The pair met through online dating but as they fear commitment they enter into a casual arrangement. Things grow more complicated when Jun-ho starts to work part-time in Eun-ji’s office, especially when Jun-ho realizes that Eun-ji used to date the magazine’s head editor.
Following its competition bow in Jeonju, Mate
was invited to the Warsaw International Film Festival, where it received a special mention from the jury, and also screened at the Paris Korean Film Festival.