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Right Now, Wrong Then (2015)

Ji-geum-eun-mat-go-geu-ddae-neun-teul-li-da (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 24 September 2015 (South Korea)
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A married film director falls for a young painter - twice.


Sang-soo Hong


Sang-soo Hong
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Cast overview:
Jae-yeong Jeong ... Ham Cheon-soo
Min-hee Kim ... Yoon Hee-jeong
Yuh-jung Youn ... Duk-soo Kang (as Yeo-jeong Yoon)
Ju-bong Gi Ju-bong Gi ... Won-ho Kim
Hwa-Jeong Choi Hwa-Jeong Choi ... Soo-young Bang
Joon-Sang Yoo ... Seong-gook Ahn
Young-hwa Seo ... Yeong-sil Joo
Ko Asung ... Bo-ra Yeom (as Ah-sung Ko)


Quite by accident, a film director arrives in town a day early. With time to kill before his lecture the next day, he stops by a restored, old palace and meets a fledgling artist. She's never seen any of his films, but knows he's famous. They talk. And together, they go to her workshop to look at her paintings, have Sushi and Soju. More conversation follows, and drinks, and then an awkward get-together with friends where all sorts of secrets are revealed. All the while, they may or may not be falling for each other. Then, quite unexpectedly, we begin again, but now things appear somewhat different.

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Since there is a narrative gimmick to the way the story unfolds, Hong Sang-soo shot the first part of the film, edited it, and then showed it to the actors, so the actors were aware of how the situation was structured, even if their characters in the second part are not. Then he began shooting the second part. See more »


Ham Cheon-soo: Try to discover something every second of every day, from everything around you.
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Crazy Credits

Title card of the film is seen twice. In the first place, it reads as 'Right Then, Wrong Now'; and in the second (an hour into the film) as 'Right Now, Wrong Then'. See more »


References It's a Free World... (2007) See more »

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Below the usual quality of South Korean films
25 February 2018 | by antoniocasaca123See all my reviews

Contrary to the many Korean films I have seen lately, in which the originality, the creativity, the excellence of the stories and the great representations generally prevail, in this film all these aspects fell short of my expectations. I expected a lot more, not least because the little synopsis I read about the film was quite promising. In recent times, this was the first Korean film that deceived me. I did not feel special empathy for any character and found the performances at a level below what is normal for Korean actors and actresses.

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Release Date:

24 September 2015 (South Korea) See more »

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Filming Locations:

South Korea


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,291, 26 June 2016

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Production Co:

Jeonwonsa Film See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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