• Unrated, 1 hr. 28 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:
    Sang-soo Hong
    In Theaters:
    Jan 11, 2013 Limited
    On DVD:
    Apr 9, 2013
  • Kino Lorber Films

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In Another Country Reviews

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Brent Simon
Shared Darkness

An intriguing little cross-cultural curio that plays like a woozy, jazz-improv riff on romantic futility and destiny.

Full Review Source: Shared Darkness | Original Score: B-

February 7, 2013
Jeff Shannon
Seattle Times
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By the time its third story kicked in, "In Another Country" lost me.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 2.5/4

January 31, 2013
Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Chronicle
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If you take the film as the bauble it is, you'll be entertained by its lighthearted wit, social observations and resolute sidestepping of profundity.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

January 25, 2013
Sheri Linden
Los Angeles Times
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A beguiling set of variations on a theme, a gossamer-light étude composed for delight rather than dissection.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 3.5/5

January 11, 2013
David Noh
Film Journal International

Isabelle Huppert has an inviting, steady glow in Hong Sang-soo's loosey-goosey, humorously light celebration of the French star, cinema's possibilities, and his colorful, endlessly combative homeland.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

November 9, 2012
Farran Smith Nehme
New York Post
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Isabelle Huppert has reached that magical point where she gives a thrill of delight simply by showing up, her decades of great performances seeming to hover around her like a halo.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 3/4

November 9, 2012
A.O. Scott
New York Times
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A movie may be a representation of the world, but it is also something that happens in the world, which means that sustaining a cinematic illusion and breaking it are equally beside the point.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3/5

November 8, 2012
Sam Stander
NPR
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In Another Country sets its characters adrift inside its own narrative sphere, letting them live several lives in the course of an hour and a half, and letting us share in their freedom.

Full Review Source: NPR

November 8, 2012
Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice
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The cumulative impression is of figures being lightly traced in the sand only to be inevitably washed away, intentionally ephemeral and quite charming for it.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

November 7, 2012
Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out New York
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It's a fairly banal comment on foreign estrangement (or love) that could have used some roughing up.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 3/5

November 6, 2012
Jesse Cataldo
Slant Magazine

Hong Sang-soo hits the beach once again in his latest project, another austerely amusing study of hopeless neurotics making a mockery of leisure.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 3.5/4

November 5, 2012
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit

An arty, though not particularly artful, experiment

Full Review Source: Movie Habit | Original Score: 2.5/4

October 20, 2012
Richard Brody
New Yorker
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Hong Sang-soo's intricate new comedy of broken romance reaches exquisite heights of self-mocking pathos, painterly finesse, and symbolic density.

Full Review Source: New Yorker

September 17, 2012
Jon Frosch
France24

Hong has fun zooming, panning, and toying with structure and narrative repetition, though the film doesn't have the powerful undercurrent of regret typical of his best work.

Full Review Source: France24

May 30, 2012
Karina Longworth
L.A. Weekly
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The presence of Huppert in this one suggests an interest in branching out beyond the cult faithful.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

May 22, 2012
Robbie Collin
Daily Telegraph

Hong's film rejoices in the capricious nature of romance and the samsaric ebb and flow of life, and it makes confusion woozily pleasurable.

Full Review Source: Daily Telegraph | Original Score: 4/5

May 22, 2012
Dan Fainaru
Screen International

Yet another loving tribute by Hong Sangsoo to French cinema, somewhere between inconsequential and flimsy but pleasant to watch all through.

Full Review Source: Screen International

May 21, 2012
Mike D'Angelo
AV Club

It almost seems as if Hong is poking fun at his own single-minded oeuvre, creating a fractal representation of how his other films obliquely interrelate.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: C+

May 21, 2012
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian [UK]

It is amusing and exasperating, with the amusing part just about in the ascendant. Mostly.

Full Review Source: Guardian [UK] | Original Score: 3/5

May 21, 2012
Neil Young
Hollywood Reporter
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It is - for all its charms, and despite Hong's trademark formal experimentation -- ultimately rather lightweight stuff.

Full Review Source: Hollywood Reporter

May 21, 2012
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