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Oh! Soo-jung (2000)

Relationship filled with pitfalls between a pleasant female video producer and a gallery owner as they become embroiled in their self-spun web of illusions. Bitter-sweet serenade to modern courtship.

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Eun-ju Lee ...
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Young-soo
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Won-hee Cho
Myeong-gu Han
Jeong Ho-Bong
Lee Hwang-Ui
Bo-seok Jeong ...
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Yeong-dae Kim
Mi-hyeon Park
Cho Ryeon
Mi-jung Song
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A young man arrives at a hotel for an assignation; she calls to say she's not coming. He is Jae-hoon, she is Soo-jung; they've met through Young-soo, an independent filmmaker. Soo-jung writes for Young-soo; Jae-hoon may finance his film project. From varying points of view in two long parallel flashbacks, we see what precedes the hotel date. Details differ, and each account includes events missing from the other. Characters are quiet and self-contained, then animated; victims apologize. Each character frequently asks, "Really?" What has really happened? Is one account more accurate? Is a kiss the most enjoyable and promising human contact? Connections are tenuous and fragile. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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The English title "The Virgin Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors" is a reference to Marcel Duchamp's glass artwork "The Bride Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors, Even" made between 1915 and 1923. Like the film, the work of art is split into two halves: the upper belonging to the bride and the lower belonging to the bachelors. Also as in the movie, their relationship is ambiguous but presumably sexual. See more »

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This movie watches almost like a diary
12 June 2001 | by (Seattle, USA) – See all my reviews

I really enjoy movies shot in black & white, because they don't divert the viewer's attention too much from what actually is going on. I felt the movie was rather slow, but nonetheless makes some interesting social commentaries on dating in Korea. Whether they are true or not... beats me. Someone said that they felt the movie shows 7 days of courtship from two points of view. I almost felt like this was the "Sliding Doors"-like alternative time lines, but I suppose either one would work. Either way, not a bad movie.


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