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Columbus (2017)

Not Rated | | Drama | 4 August 2017 (USA)
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A Korean-born man finds himself stuck in Columbus, Indiana, where his architect father is in a coma. The man meets a young woman who wants to stay in Columbus with her mother, a recovering addict, instead of pursuing her own dreams.

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Kogonada

Writer:

Kogonada
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Cho ... Jin
Haley Lu Richardson ... Casey
Parker Posey ... Eleanor
Michelle Forbes ... Maria
Rory Culkin ... Gabriel
Erin Allegretti ... Emma
Shani Salyers Stiles ... Vanessa
Reen Vogel ... Cleaner
Rosalyn R. Ross ... Christine (as Rosalyn Ross)
Lindsey Shope ... Sarah
Jem Cohen Jem Cohen ... Staff
Caitlin Ewald ... Bartender
Jim Dougherty ... Aaron
Joseph Anthony Foronda Joseph Anthony Foronda ... Prof. Jae Yong Lee
Alphaeus Green Jr. ... ICC Guide
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A Korean-born man finds himself stuck in Columbus, Indiana, where his architect father is in a coma. The man meets a young woman who wants to stay in Columbus with her mother, a recovering addict, instead of pursuing her own dreams.

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Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Korean

Release Date:

4 August 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Колумбус See more »

Filming Locations:

Columbus, Indiana, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$26,820, 6 August 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,017,107, 4 January 2018
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In an interview after a screening of the film, Kogonada stated that one of the major influences for the film was filmmaker Yasujirô Ozu, particularly his film Tokyo Story (1953). See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
[korean, subtitled]
Eleanor: [searching for the Professor, Jin's father] Professor! Professor! Professor? Professor! Professor! There you are. Thought I lost you.
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Ford's Martini
Written and Performed by Jeff Parker
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Opposites Attract (Part Way)
24 May 2017 | by sps-70659See all my reviews

'Love story that involves not just human relationships but relationships between architecture' was its clunky presentation to Australian audiences. That would usually be enough to turn me off. But I needed soothing after the toxic excesses of 'Mulholland Drive', wheeled out again the same US movie festival.

Glad I gave it a spin. It very much moves at its own pace, but gets places in the end. Thoughtful M-F dialogue in beautiful settings almost lends this a Before Sunrise/Sunset vibe. But the different touch is that the man and woman are helping each other through to life's next staging posts, rather more so than falling for each other.

She cares too much about her mother. He too little for his father. The director actually includes a dialogue that states this central proposition directly. That too would usually be a turnoff, but is less so here given the genuine credits built up by then. Haley Lu Richardson, doing quite a different character to her recent turn in Edge of 17, shows an actorly maturity beyond her years.


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