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31 August 2006 (South Korea) See more »
1 win & 5 nominations See more »
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  (in credits order)
Seung-woo Kim ... Director Kim Jung-rae
Hyun-jung Go ... Kim Mun-suk
Seon-mi Song ... Choi Sun-hee
Tae-woo Kim ... Won Chang-wook
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Ban-ya Choi ... Sun-hee's friend
Chan Jung ... Guy driving Mun-suk home
Ki-woo Lee ... Beach resort caretaker
Seong-kun Mun ... (voice)
Tae-kyung Oh ... Waiter at empty sushi restaurant

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

Produced by
Jason Chae .... executive producer
Jin-a Cho .... producer
Jung-Wan Oh .... executive producer
Original Music by
Yong-jin Jeong 
Cinematography by
Hyung-ku Kim 
Film Editing by
Sung-Won Hahm  (as Sung-won Ham)
Sound Department
Seung-cheol Lee .... sound

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Also Known As:
"Haebyeonui yeoin" - South Korea (original title)
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USA:100 min | South Korea:127 min | Argentina:127 min (Mar del Plata Film Festival)
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11 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
Yes, Virginia, Directors Are Jerks, 13 January 2008
Author: crossbow0106 from United States

I confess to not having seen any of this director's films, but on the basis of this, I probably won't bother. This is the story of a writer/director with writers block who basically treats women like garbage so he can find his muse and regain his creativity. Actually, he treats just about everyone in this film like garbage.I guess it is hero worship, because I couldn't understand why these seemingly intelligent women would fall for this fairly obnoxious, boorish individual. Set on a resort beach in Korea seemingly out of season, there is very little to do, so the lead character becomes mean to everyone around him. Perhaps the maker of this film felt the point was that there are two kinds of people, those who give and those who take. The two women the lead character spends time with are pathetic. I had high hopes for the character Moonsook, who in the beginning showed promise. She should have been a stronger character. The director keeps calling her very pretty/beautiful (see is pretty, but not beautiful), but then he treats her like dirt, calling her stupid twice. He gives writers a bad name. If the filmmaker's idea was to assuage some guilt he himself has, fine. He should have made a better film. This film is full of forced, vacuous dialog. I know I'll probably be in the minority on the opinion on this film, but I am a big Asian film fan and this one left me cold. Many times I pondered leaving the theater. In the audience of about 20 people there were maybe three chuckles from the dialog. I'd like to see the actress who plays Moonsook in another role. She probably is a good actress, but her character is useless. I shook my head a little at the people who were waiting in line for the next showing. If you're a fan of this filmmaker, maybe you're used to his kind of storytelling. I wanted to like it, and the reviews were mostly favorable. Mine isn't, regrettably.

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