On the Beach at Night Alone (Bamui haebyun-eoseo honja) (2017)

SANG-SOO HONG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  South Korea/Germany, 2017.  Jeonwonsa Film.  Screenplay by Sang-soo Hong.  Cinematography by Park Hongyeol, Hyung-ku Kim.  Produced by Sang-soo Hong.  Film Editing by Sung-Won Hahm. Min-Hee Kim gives one of her most affecting performances to date, once again the muse of director Hong Sang-Soo who is, himself, once again peering into the world of actors…

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The Day After (Geu-hu) (2017)

SANG-SOO HONG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  South Korea, 2017.  Jeonwonsa Film.  Screenplay by Sang-soo Hong.  Cinematography by Hyung-ku Kim.  Produced by Kang Taeu.  Music by Sang-soo Hong.  Film Editing by Sung-Won Hahm.  Cannes Film Festival 2017.  Toronto International Film Festival 2017. A charming slice of life from the masterful Hong Sang-Soo, this delicate tale in a minor key revolves around the erotic complications…

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Like You Know It All (Jal al-ji-do mot-ha-myeon-seo) (2009)

SANG-SOO HONG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  South Korea, 2009.  Screenplay by Sang-soo Hong.  Produced by Kim Kyoung He.  Music by Yong-jin Jeong.  Toronto International Film Festival 2009. Another delicate, deceptively simple charmer from Hong Sang-Soo. A reasonably well known arthouse filmmaker is forced to face his own irresponsible attitude towards the people in his life through increasingly dire…

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Virgin Stripped Bare By Her Bachelors (Oh! Soo-jung) (2000)

SANG-SOO HONG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  South Korea, 2000.  Mirashin Korea.  Screenplay by Sang-soo Hong.  Cinematography by Yeong-taek Choi.  Produced by Byoung-ju Ahn, In-gi Choi.  Music by Kil-sung Ok.  Production Design by Seok-Jae Choi.  Costume Design by Ji-hyang Kang, Yoo-seon Kim.  Film Editing by Sung-Won Hahm.  Cannes Film Festival 2000.  Toronto International Film Festival 2000. The delicate nature of erotic human contact is the center…

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The Power of Kangwon Province (Kangwon-do ui Him) (1998)

SANG-SOO HONG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  South Korea, 1998.  Miracin Korea Film Company.  Screenplay by Sang-soo Hong.  Cinematography by Yeong-cheol Kim.  Film Editing by Sung-Won Hahm.  Cannes Film Festival 1998.  A young woman goes on vacation with two girlfriends to the region named in the title, hoping to forget an ill-advised love affair with a professor.  While there she strikes…

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Our Sunhi (U ri Sunhi) (2013)

SANG-SOO HONG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  South Korea, 2013.  Jeonwonsa Film.  Screenplay by Sang-soo Hong.  Cinematography by Hong-yeol Park.  Produced by Kim Kyoung Hee.  Music by Yong-jin Jeong.  Film Editing by Sung-Won Hahm.  Toronto International Film Festival 2013. Another subtle charmer from the great Hong Sang-Soo, about a young woman’s difficulty navigating education and romance without trouble despite all efforts to be…

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Woman Is The Future Of Man (Yeojaneun Namjaui Miraeda) (2004)

SANG-SOO HONG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5. South Korea, 2004.  Mirashin Korea.  Screenplay by Sang-soo Hong.  Cinematography by Hyeon-gu Kim.  Produced by Lee Hanna, Marin Karmitz, Han-na Lee.  Music by Yong-jin Jeong.  Film Editing by Sung-Won Hahm.  Cannes Film Festival 2004. This sexy melodrama concerns two friends, a passionate filmmaker and a placid art professor, who are both sexually involved with one self-destructive…

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Night And Day (2008)

SANG-SOO HONG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  South Korea, 2008.  B.O.M. Film Productions Co..  Screenplay by Sang-soo Hong.  Produced by Dong-Ku Kang, Ellen Kim, Jung-Wan Oh. Hong Sang-soo takes his characters to the City of Lights (and love) in this lengthy but highly rewarding comedy drama. After indulging himself in smoking pot with his friend, celebrated artist Sung-nam decides…

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In Another Country (Da-reun Na-ra-e-seo) (2012)

SANG-SOO HONG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  South Korea, 2012.  Jeonwonsa Film.  Screenplay by Sang-soo Hong.  Cinematography by Yune-jeong Jee, Hong-yeol Park.  Produced by Kim Kyoung Hee.  Music by Yong-jin Jeong.  Film Editing by Sung-Won Hahm.  Cannes Film Festival 2012.  Toronto International Film Festival 2012. Hong Sang-Soo inverts his Night And Day by putting a French character in a Korean setting in this minor, whimsical delight….

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