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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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Kyungjin / Yejeon
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Jaehong Ahn
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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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Forever repeating our mistakes
10 July 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Same guy, same place, same characters, but different combinations. Same day? Maybe. Is this the same day in different combinations, or different days that show how utterly repetitive life is? There is room for debate there. If you've ever kept a diary over a period of years, then gone back to read them, the most shocking thing that many people find is not how much they've changed, but how much they haven't. You make similar decisions and similar mistakes. The situations are always slightly different, with some minor variable, but the results end up in the same place. This film is an examination of that idea. It's may not be for popular tastes, but it's good stuff, reminiscent of Eric Rohmer and the French New Wave.


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