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Two friends, while having drinks together, share their memories of visiting the seaside resort of Tongyeong.

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Filmmaker Jo Moon Kyeong is going to leave Seoul to live in Canada. Days before his departure, he meets his close friend and film critic Bang Joong Sik on a nearby mountain. They both drink makgeolli, a traditional Korean alcoholic beverage. After a few rounds, they find out that coincidentally they have both been recently at the same small seaside town of Tongyeong. They decide to reveal their accounts of the trip while drinking, under the condition that they only stick to pleasant memories. Not realizing that they were in the same place, at the same time, and with the same people, the two men's reminiscence of a hot summer unfolds like a journal of memories. Written by luraz isketambola

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6 May 2010 (South Korea)  »

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A real patience tester
22 January 2016 | by See all my reviews

I keep watching Hong Sang-soo movies in the hope that I'll find one I like, but I keep being disappointed. HAHAHA is no exception to that rule. It's an interminable work about drinking and socialising, just like the rest of the movies I've seen by him, and the characters are completely dull and alienate the viewer from the outset.

I love Korean cinema and think they're at the top of their game in various genres: from electrifying action thrillers to the art-house dramas of Kim Ki-duk, I'm a real fan. But Hong Sang-soo seems to keep making the same movie over and over again; he clearly has little to say as a writer and instead prefers to return to familiar themes that are so obviously his comfort zone.

I found zero distinguishing characters in HAHAHA, just a lot of light humour which wasn't funny, plus the soppy romance stuff that I avoid like the plague wherever I see it. Yeah, I'm still not a fan.


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