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The Woman Who Ran (2020)

Domangchin yeoja (original title)
While her husband is on a business trip, Gamhee meets three of her friends on the outskirts of Seoul. They make friendly conversation but there are different currents flowing independently of each other, both above and below the surface.

Director:

Sang-soo Hong

Writer:

Sang-soo Hong
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Cast

Credited cast:
Kim Min-hee ... Gam-hee
Song Seon-mi ... Su-young
Eun-mi Lee Eun-mi Lee ... Young-ji
Young-hwa Seo ... Young-soon
Hae-hyo Kwon Hae-hyo Kwon ... Mr. Jung
Sae-Byuk Kim Sae-Byuk Kim ... Woo-jin
Sung-guk Ha Sung-guk Ha ... Young Poet
Suk-ho Shin Suk-ho Shin ... Cat Man
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While her husband is on a business trip, Gamhee meets three of her friends on the outskirts of Seoul. They make friendly conversation but there are different currents flowing independently of each other, both above and below the surface.

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Drama

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Most of places in the movie are near Gyeongbokgung, Gyeonghuigung(palaces) in seoul. See more »

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A small and beautifully polished gem.
18 January 2021 | by MOscarbradleySee all my reviews

I remember once generalising that any film that takes three hours to tell its story can't really be that good. Of course, such generalisations are rubbish; films are as good or as bad as they are whether they are ten minutes long or ten hours but there's something to be said for 'the miniature'. Little films can be beautifully polished gems and there are many small films of seventy-five minutes or so that you wish would go on forever.

Sang-soo Hong's "The Woman who Ran" is one such film. It's a conversation piece and there's a lot of small talk but it's so beautifully directed and acted you feel a sense of privilege just being with these people and these people are mostly female friends, or maybe just acquaintances, spending time together. When a man makes an early appearance, in a terrifically written and very funny single take sequence, he seems something of an intruder but Hong has so much fun with the scene he makes for a very welcome intruder. Mostly, however, it's just women talking about their lives, the men in their lives, their pasts and the pleasure or otherwise of eating meat and I wish it could have gone on for another hour or so.


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Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

17 September 2020 (South Korea) See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$145,650
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Jeonwonsa Film See more »
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