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The Day He Arrives (2011)

Book chon bang hyang (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 8 September 2011 (South Korea)
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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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Sang-soo Hong

Writer:

Sang-soo Hong
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Cast

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

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

8 September 2011 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

The Day He Arrives See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,311, 22 April 2012

Gross USA:

$11,819
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Production Co:

Jeonwonsa Film See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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My Eyes Are Yawning, and My Brain is Conceding
15 October 2013 | by kev-818-274139See all my reviews

OK, so I get that this is a foreign film, and I get that I'm supposed to be super-sensitive to cultural differences. But, and a huge BUT here, I was bored beyond tears with this one.

I'm regretfully placed in an awkward position to witness the characters stutter their way through their seemingly contrived scripts, from the tedious profile angles that the director seems to prefer. I was witness to over the top and quite frankly, ridiculous responses to otherwise benign dialogue contrivances.

I really, really tried to give this flick a chance, but I just couldn't get into it. I'm no stranger to foreign films, and watch and enjoy a number of them. This one, however, bored the living fecal matter out of me.


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