In the summer of 2007 a painter in his forties travels to Paris to escape arrest for smoking marijuana, leaving his wife behind in Korea. While there he meets an ex-girlfriend and is introduced to a small community of Korean artists.
"Night and Day" is centered around the mixed emotions found in traveling. Characters in the film are Sung-nam Kim, an artist selected by the Korean government that escaped from Seoul and currently resides in Paris, student Yoo-jung Lee studying painting in Paris, Sung-in Han waiting for her husband Sung-nam Kim, and North Korean Kyeong-su Yun also studying in Paris.Written by
Eun-wook at Luna Park
Long and inexplicably motivated film from the director of "Virgin Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors" and "Woman on the Beach", played largely in one shot one scene, with image variation derived from zooming and panning. Beethoven under the captions, hand lettered on silk, signals that it's a serious work.
Artist (he draws clouds) Yeong-ho Kim had to flee Korea for France. We find him impoverished in Paris, sharing an eleven bed room with fellow nationals and making weepy cell 'phone calls to his wife back home. He becomes involved with three women from the Korean expat. community. Despite the fact that our rumpled hero gets interchangeable, appealing women pregnant (his trip to the Pharmacie is rendered ineffective by not knowing the word for condom) there's no skin and licking the exposed toes of the lady of his choice is as raunchy as it gets.
A closer reading might tell us something about Koreans abroad but the incentive isn't there to examine the lengthy piece that closely.
Much taking coffee in street front cafes. The action is played mainly in undistinguished Paris streetscapes, though we do pan off for a shot of Invalides at one point.
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