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Night and Day -- From S. Korean master Hong Sang Soo. "A convincing portrait of baffled masculinity and lost-boy lust, unfolding with an immediacy that's unexpectedly charming." -Catsoulis, NY Times
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23 October 2009 (USA) See more »
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The Auteurs Daily: New York, New York
 (From MUBI. 23 October 2009, 1:21 PM, PDT)

Night and Day
 (From The Hollywood Reporter. 14 February 2008)

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Boris Baum ... Waiter 1

Sabine Crossen

Jérémie Elkaïm ... Man coming out the apartment
Ju-bong Gi ... Mr Jang
Cyril Hutteau ... Chauffeur de Taxi
Su-jeong Hwang ... Sung-in Han
Yeong-ho Kim ... Sung-nam Kim

Sun-kyun Lee ... Kyeong-su Yun (as Seon-gyun Lee)
Eun-hye Park ... Yoo-jung Lee
Min-jung Seo ... Jo Hyeon-joo

Directed by
Sang-soo Hong 
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(in alphabetical order)
Sang-soo Hong  written by

Produced by
Yong-bae Choi .... co-executive producer
Dong-Ku Kang .... producer
Ellen Kim .... producer
Jung-Wan Oh .... producer
Production Management
Eugénie Dumont .... assistant unit manager
Arthur Morin .... assistant unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Minho Ha .... second assistant director
Sunyoung Jun .... assistant director
Chohee Kim .... second assistant director
Hwanjin Kim .... assistant director
Sundong Kim .... assistant director
Junggoo Lee .... second assistant director
Wanmin Lee .... second assistant director
Yurim Lee .... assistant director
Namoo Lim .... assistant director
Sungmi Park .... second assistant director
Other crew
Sébastien Quérité .... unit manager

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Also Known As:
"Bam gua nat" - South Korea (original title)
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Germany:145 min (Berlin International Film Festival) | USA:144 min
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Emigration, what if ?, 9 December 2009
Author: abord_imdb from mid-atlantic

Living our everyday lives, we rarely imagine such an occasion (save for some dismissible bad dreams) that in instant would take away all of our routine attachments in the familiar world around us -- all those minute rituals and conventions, duties and honors, comfort and confidence. What would then be left inside us, what would emerge, would we accept ourselves?

While a tourist experience gives some idea, it never crosses the border line that is inside ourselves. There's always a mental insurance that we draw for ourselves before departure, the required return-ticket. So too often the tourists can be spotted always inside their bubble, filled with so supporting homeland air. Take that ticket away, burst the bubble, fill the lungs with the foreign mix, put a question mark in homeland! Chilling prospect of a new life, unwanted blank canvas?

Something on such scale brought Sung-nam, the protagonist of 'Night and Day', into Paris. Not a random destination for him, still a forced one. While the director Hong Sang-soo presents a certain Korean regard, not much would be "lost in translation" should that be applied to the being under any skin.

A horny pursuit of familiar, a fearful fight with loneliness all bring about the image of a bird beyond the reach from its nest. Our confused protagonist makes his choice, yet keeps his proverbial eye, arm, and un-cut ear. Through these sweet songs of Sirens, we must hear the hopeful bells of forgiveness.

If all this appears too cloudy, so it really is! One can see many shapes in the clouds. I personally took out for myself that I should not be tempted and compare my loved one to whoever might be (and certainly will be) prettier, smarter, sexier or appealing as long as we find home in our love. OK, that was an after-144minute-thought.

But seriously, you're still at home, so BRING YOUR REFLECTIVE MOOD TO THE SHOW!

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