MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 14,947 this week

The Day He Arrives (2011)
"Book chon bang hyang" (original title)

7.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.0/10 from 1,051 users   Metascore: 83/100
Reviews: 7 user | 47 critic | 11 from Metacritic.com

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.

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: March

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in March.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 49 titles
created 15 Aug 2011
 
a list of 40 titles
created 30 Dec 2011
 
a list of 43 titles
created 28 Jan 2012
 
a list of 23 titles
created 10 months ago
 
a list of 30 titles
created 7 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Day He Arrives (2011)

The Day He Arrives (2011) on IMDb 7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Day He Arrives.
1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Oki's Movie (2010)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A love story between a middle-aged professor, a young student who prepares a movie and a student/film-maker who drinks too much.

Director: Sang-soo Hong
Stars: Yu-mi Jeong, Sun-kyun Lee, Seong-kun Mun
Green Fish (1997)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Mak Dong has just been released from the army and is on his way home, when he helps out a woman on the train... See full synopsis »

Director: Chang-dong Lee
Stars: Seong-kun Mun, Seong-kyu Han, Suk-kyu Han
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Delightfully comic exploration of the emotional and social geography of an art-house film director.

Director: Sang-soo Hong
Stars: Tae-woo Kim, Ji-won Uhm, Hyun-jung Go
Hahaha (2010)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

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

Director: Sang-soo Hong
Stars: So-ri Moon, Joon-sang Yoo, Yeo-jeong Yoon
Poetry (2010)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A sixty-something woman, faced with the discovery of a heinous family crime and in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease, finds strength and purpose when she enrolls in a poetry class.

Director: Chang-dong Lee
Stars: Jeong-hie Yun, Da-wit Lee, Hira Kim
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

In Tokyo, a young prostitute develops an unexpected connection with a widower over a period of two days.

Director: Abbas Kiarostami
Stars: Rin Takanashi, Tadashi Okuno, Ryô Kase
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Director: Sang-soo Hong
Stars: Eun-hee Bang, Eun-sook Cho, Eui-sung Kim
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Director: Sang-soo Hong
Stars: Yu-mi Jeong
Visitors (2009)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Directors: Lav Diaz, Sang-soo Hong, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Yu-mi Jeong, Kazuki Kitamura, Joung Yumi
Animation | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Consuming Spirits 16mm to HD, is an Independent feature animation, chronicling the lives of three characters who live in a rust belt town called Magguson, and work at its local newspaper ... See full summary »

Director: Chris Sullivan
Stars: Nancy Andrews, Chris Sullivan, Judith Rafael
Bleak Night (2010)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Three best friends, Ki-tae, Dong-yoon, and Hee-june; they thought their friendship would last forever. A few tiny cracks of distrust start to develop among these best friends. Ki-tae and ... See full summary »

Director: Sung-hyun Yoon
Stars: Je-hoon Lee, Jung-min Park, Jun-Young Seo
Seiyûgi (1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Directors: Masao Adachi, Kôji Wakamatsu
Stars: Michio Akiyama, Kazuo 'Gaira' Komizu, Yukiko Manabe
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Sungjoon
Sang Jung Kim ...
Youngho
Seon-mi Song ...
Boram
Bo-kyeong Kim ...
Kyungjin / Yejeon
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jaehong Ahn
Yoo-ram Bae ...
Student 2 (as Yuram Bae)
Hyeon-jin Baek ...
Composer
Jeehyung Jung
Joobong Kee
Eui-sung Kim
Hyunjin Koo
Jonghak Paik
Sumin Park
Edit

Storyline

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.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

8 September 2011 (South Korea)  »

Also Known As:

The Day He Arrives  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$11,819 (USA) (31 August 2012)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A Little Cinematic Insanity
2 May 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"The Day He Arrives" is a South Korean film directed by Hong Sang-soo. Beautifully shot in black and white (Shouldn't EVERY film set in winter be shot in black and white?) this film is funny, sad, touching and just a bit insane. Hopping back and forth in time and alternate universes, you see the protagonist, a "well-known filmmaker" who hasn't done anything for a while, interact with old flames and new friends upon his arrival in Seoul. You will see these interactions from different perspectives, with different outcomes, but with the same people as different characters. Confusing? Not as much as my poor description would lead you to believe. Beneath all the trappings of comedy is the story of an artist who no longer creates art, and of a human being trying to rebuild burnt bridges. A small, short, but worthwhile trip to Korean Cinema.

www.worstshowontheweb.com


5 of 10 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
What's the point of this picture? jfca283
Discuss The Day He Arrives (2011) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?