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The Day He Arrives (2011)

Book chon bang hyang (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 8 September 2011 (South Korea)
A professor in the film department at a provincial university goes to Seoul to meet his senior, who works as a film critic, and stays in a northern Seoul village for three days.

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Bo-kyeong Kim ...
Kyungjin / Yejeon
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Jaehong Ahn
Yoo-ram Bae ...
Student 2 (as Yuram Bae)
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Jeehyung Jung
Joobong Kee
Eui-sung Kim
Hyunjin Koo
Jonghak Paik
Sumin Park
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A professor in the film department at a provincial university goes to Seoul to meet his senior, who works as a film critic, and stays in a northern Seoul village for three days.

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The Day He Arrives  »

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$3,311 (USA) (20 April 2012)

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$11,819 (USA) (31 August 2012)
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My Eyes Are Yawning, and My Brain is Conceding
15 October 2013 | by See all my reviews

OK, so I get that this is a foreign film, and I get that I'm supposed to be super-sensitive to cultural differences. But, and a huge BUT here, I was bored beyond tears with this one.

I'm regretfully placed in an awkward position to witness the characters stutter their way through their seemingly contrived scripts, from the tedious profile angles that the director seems to prefer. I was witness to over the top and quite frankly, ridiculous responses to otherwise benign dialogue contrivances.

I really, really tried to give this flick a chance, but I just couldn't get into it. I'm no stranger to foreign films, and watch and enjoy a number of them. This one, however, bored the living fecal matter out of me.


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