Address Unknown (Suchwiin bulmyeong) (2001)

KI-DUK KIM Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  South Korea, 2001.  Kim Ki-Duk Film, LJ Film, Prime Entertainment.  Screenplay by Ki-duk Kim.  Cinematography by Jeong-min Seo.  Produced by Seung-jae Lee.  Music by Ho-jun Park.  Production Design by Ki-duk Kim.  Film Editing by Sung-Won Hahm.  Toronto International Film Festival 2001. Denizens of a barren rural landscape live in a holding pattern in the decades since…

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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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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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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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