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In Another Country (다른 나라에서)

다른 나라에서 (Da-reun Na-ra-e-seo)

Directed by Hong Sang-soo (홍상수)

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89min | Release date in South Korea :

A young film student and her mother run away seaside town of Mohang to escape their mounting debt. The young woman begins writing a script for a short film in order to calm her nerves:
Three women named Anne appear, and each woman consecutively visits the seaside town of Mohang. The first Anne is a successful film director. The second Anne is a married woman secretly in an affair with a Korean man. The third Anne is a divorce whose husband left her for a Korean woman. A young woman tends to the small hotel by the Mohang foreshore owned by her parents. A certain lifeguard can always be seen wandering up and down the beach that lies nearby. Each Anne stays at this small hotel, receives some assistance from the owner’s daughter, and ventures onto the beach where they meet the lifeguard.


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  • [HanCinema's Film Review] "Right Now, Wrong Then"

    Choon-soo (played by Jeong Jae-yeong) is a well regarded film director on a winter trip to Suwon to give a guest talk about one of his movies. Aside from this one errand, Choon-soo apparently has nothing better to do than wander around cultural sites and eventually strike up a conversation with Hee-jeong (played by Kim Min-hee). As it turns out, Hee-jeong also has nothing better to do with her time than have random conversations with random strangers. Although it probably helps that Choon-soo is a somewhat famous stranger,...More
  • [HanCinema's Film Review] "In Another Country"

    Hong Sang-soo films always have a strong meta-narrative. The characters in his stories think they're living their lives according to some grand design, and so consequently have no idea how childish and foolish their attempts to live these fantasies actually look. Typically this is all just subtext- "In Another Country" takes the curious step of explicitly being a story about a story. Almost the entirity of the film is just in the imagination of Won-joo (played by Jung Yu-mi), a young woman trying to write a story that's true to life. Appreciating this film requires some understanding of the fictional writing process. Authors often claim that characters come to them fully formed,...More
  • [HanCinema's Film News] New Korean Films Inbound...

    K-Films Coming Soon: ★★★★★ "Our Sunhi": A young filmmaker returns to her old school in the hopes to get a letter of recommendation from her past professor. (09/12) ★★★★★ "The Face Reader": The most skilful face reader in the Joseon dynasty gets pulled from his life of seclusion and soon finds himself in the middle of a political power struggle for the crown. (09/11),...More
  • Upcoming Korean movie "Our Sunhi"

    2013/05/17, Source,
    Added the upcoming Korean movie "Our Sunhi"'s page to HanCinema database,...More
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Airing dates : 2012/05/31
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As of 2012.07.01 : 28 971  admissions (total)
As of 2012.06.24 : 26 688  admissions (total)
As of 2012.06.17 : 22 989 admissions (total)
As of 2012.06.10 : 18 298  admissions (total)
As of 2012.06.03 : 9 363 admissions (total)

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