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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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Credited cast:
... Sungjoon
... Youngho (as Sang Jung Kim)
... Boram
Bo-kyeong Kim ... Kyungjin / Yejeon
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jae-hong Ahn ... (as Jaehong Ahn)
Yoo-ram Bae ... Student 2 (as Yuram Bae)
Hyeon-jin Baek ... Composer
Jeehyung Jung
Joobong Kee
Hyunjin Koo
Jonghak Paik
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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The Day He Arrives  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$3,311, 22 April 2012, Limited Release

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$11,819, 2 September 2012
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for movie buffs only
18 February 2012 | by See all my reviews

The fine line between art and nonsense has been crossed in this movie. In terms of script it is on the level of an average TV drama. However, even a viewer with basic knowledge of cinema would notice awkward framing. Endless shots with flood of dialogue show authors ambition to portrait authentic situations from everyday life. But when in one of them the camera guided by an unapt hand first swings and then zooms in without any connection to the scene, i lost the sympathy for this movie.

The main character is somewhat lovable and obviously in some kind of introspective dwelling (writer's block, mid-life crisis or simply boredom). The most interesting moments are when he meets other people and the way they react to him, since he is a famous author.

Watch only if you're a movie buff.


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