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Yeojaneun namjaui miraeda (2004)

Not Rated | | Drama | 14 May 2004 (South Korea)
Two college friends get together and reminisce on the woman they both fell in love with at different times in their past, and are thus propelled to find her.

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Sang-soo Hong

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Sang-soo Hong

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Cast

Credited cast:
Ji-tae Yu ... Lee Mun-ho
Tae-woo Kim ... Kim Hyeon-gon
Hyun-Ah Sung Hyun-Ah Sung ... Park Seon-hwa
Ho-jung Kim Ho-jung Kim ... Park Bo-yeong (Mun-ho's wife) (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yun-beom Bae Yun-beom Bae
Su-Jeong Eom Su-Jeong Eom
Seung-chae Lee Seung-chae Lee ... (as Ji-seon Lee)
Dal-su Oh
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Storyline

On a very cold winter morning, two friends meet after many years. Hun-joon who has just got back from USA after his film studies and Mun-ho, a part time lecturer at a university, reminisce over the past, drinking in a Chinese restaurant. Hours of drinking and talks, mixed with the recollections of the past bring them back the memory of a woman. A woman they both were romancing during the same period of time. After wandering in their own version of reminiscence, they decided to find and meet her, who turns out to be running a hotel lobby bar in Puchon, a satellite city near Seoul. The woman, Sun-hwa, without showing much emotion upon their appearance, asks them to wait in front of her apartment. When she returns, they begin a decadent drinking party till the daybreak. Written by AnonymousB

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Drama

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Country:

South Korea | France

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

14 May 2004 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Woman Is the Future of Woman See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,763, 5 March 2006, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$11,807, 7 May 2006
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Mirashin Korea See more »
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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thought-provoking
21 January 2008 | by starla51792See all my reviews

Munho and Hyeon-gon are two friends who meet up years later. They go out to lunch and begin to reminisce. One is now a filmmaker and the other an art teacher, both share Seon-hwa in common. The story unfolds that Munho and Seon-hwa dated and Munhoo left her to study in America. While she waited, she began an affair with his friend Hyeon-gon. All these years later Munho has no idea and the two decide to go visit Seon-hwa together. Hyeon-gon expresses in the beginning that he is married and no longer sees his wife as a woman or wife anymore and instead as "human" therefore she can do as she likes. When the two meet up with Seon-hwa, Munho is obviously upset over the past and wants to rectify things with her, however, the triangle persists and then unravels into yet another entangle that made me a tad puzzled. What exactly this film meant and a tie in with the title, I'm not sure if I fully grasped. I liked many elements about the film, but felt that the lack of close ups was strange and distant, and the story felt almost open-ended. I would like to know more about it but I'd say it was still interesting.


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