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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, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$11,819, 2 September 2012
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Production Co:

Jeonwonsa Film See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Forever repeating our mistakes
10 July 2012 | by kikitekaSee all my reviews

Same guy, same place, same characters, but different combinations. Same day? Maybe. Is this the same day in different combinations, or different days that show how utterly repetitive life is? There is room for debate there. If you've ever kept a diary over a period of years, then gone back to read them, the most shocking thing that many people find is not how much they've changed, but how much they haven't. You make similar decisions and similar mistakes. The situations are always slightly different, with some minor variable, but the results end up in the same place. This film is an examination of that idea. It's may not be for popular tastes, but it's good stuff, reminiscent of Eric Rohmer and the French New Wave.


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