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Yeojaneun namjaui miraeda (2004)

Two college friends get together and reminisce on the woman they both fell in love with at different times in their past, and are thus propelled to find her.

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Lee Mun-ho
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Kim Hyeon-gon
Hyun-Ah Sung ...
Park Seon-hwa
Ho-jung Kim ...
Park Bo-yeong (Mun-ho's wife) (voice)
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Yun-beom Bae
Su-Jeong Eom
Seung-chae Lee ...
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Two college friends get together and reminisce on the woman they both fell in love with at different times in their past, and are thus propelled to find her.

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14 May 2004 (South Korea)  »

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Woman Is the Future of Woman  »

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$4,763, 5 March 2006, Limited Release

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$11,807, 7 May 2006
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Artistic Exploration of Sexuality
26 February 2005 | by See all my reviews

Sang-soo Hong has done it again: he has made another controversial film that deals with the in-depth investigation of human sexuality, this time focusing solely on it from the perspective of two old friends meeting up again, one a successful college professor and the other a struggling film-maker.

From beginning to end, Hong lures you into the film by showing provocative sexual scenes and events, and really laying before us just how chaotic and disturbing sex can be, as well as how fulfilling it is. In between comical exchanges between the main characters, there lies a great deal of tragedy. Like many Korean films, it bended genres.

The acting was always as realistic as Hong aimed for in previous films like Power of Kangwon Province, and the story just as equally real -- focusing on very real dialog and very real occurrences. One can feel a close relationship to every character in the movie from start to finish. The mood is very real, and the soundtrack that accompanies it was very appropriate.

A uniquely artistic film that encourages the viewer to connect the dots, and a very real 'slice-of-life' film, I would recommend this to anybody who enjoys artistic film in general, or who has an interest in tackling some major issues about sexuality. It was another well-done piece by Hong, and I look forward to seeing more work by him in the future.


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