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27 May 2000 (South Korea) See more »
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Eun-ju Lee ... Soo-jung

Seong-kun Mun ... Young-soo
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Won-hee Cho
Myeong-gu Han
Jeong Ho-Bong
Lee Hwang-Ui
Bo-seok Jeong ... Jae-hoon
Yeong-dae Kim
Mi-hyeon Park
Cho Ryeon
Mi-jung Song

Seon Yu (as Yu-Seon Wang)

Directed by
Sang-soo Hong 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Sang-soo Hong 

Produced by
Byoung-ju Ahn .... producer
In-gi Choi .... producer
Original Music by
Kil-sung Ok 
Cinematography by
Yeong-taek Choi 
Film Editing by
Sung-Won Hahm  (as Sung-won Ham)
Art Direction by
Seok-Jae Choi 
Costume Design by
Ji-hyang Kang 
Yu-sun Kim 
Sound Department
Sung Rok Choi .... dialogue editor
Tae-young Choi .... re-recording mixer
Weon-chul Oh .... re-recording mixer
Dong-seok Yim .... production mixer
Other crew
Ellen Kim .... international marketing manager

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Also Known As:
"Oh! Soo-jung" - South Korea (original title)
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Netherlands:126 min
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The last Sang-soo Hong film to use a traditional script.See more »
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References The Untouchables (1987)See more »


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6 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Odd, compelling mix of formalism and humanity, 29 April 2006
Author: bastard wisher from Hawaii

Hong Sang-soo really is probably the greatest director almost no one has heard of, at least from Asia if not the whole world. That said, I'm not sure I like this one quite as much as his earlier "The Power of Kangwon Province", if only because it doesn't quite have the same sense of distinct urban anomie that I love. It might be an all-around more well-constructed film though, if borderline too strictly formalist. It's too bad these are the only two films of his available on DVD because otherwise I'd make watching all of them a priority. It's funny that the film has such a rigid sense of structuralism and yet is infused with such a real, intimate sense of humanism. The film is divided into two halves (each with eight chapters), showing roughly the same courtship between a man and a woman, first from what appears to be his perspective, and then from hers (although the specific point-of-view is never directly announced and it is possible they overlap somewhat). This sounds pretty gimmicky, and in a sense it skirts that line, but like I was saying it is presented in such a straight-forward, empathetic way that it barely seems cerebral or detached at all. It's really quite remarkable, i think, what a truly empathetic tone the film has. Although visually somewhat similar to the work of the great Tawainese director Hou Hsiao-hsien, the film has none of Hou's pronounced sense of detachment or aloofness. Instead it feels incredibly intimate and humane. Still, the rigid structural devise, if not quite gimmicky, does create a certain repetitiveness, since unlike "Rashomon" the two versions of events don't usually differ in very overt ways (although there are some differences). I wouldn't normally call the film slow (as minimalistic as the camera style is, it moves along fairly briskly), but the repetition does make it seem like it drags at times over the course of it's two hour length. Still, it's overall a pretty great film. Some of the most honest, heartfelt, no-frills relationship stuff I've ever seen in a film, actually. The last scene in particular is one of the nicest things I've seen in a while.

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