Woman is the Future of Man (Yeojaneun namjaui miraeda) (2004)
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Two men pursue a woman form their past in this drama from South Korea. Heon-jun (Kim Tae-woo), a struggling filmmaker who has just returned from the United States, runs into his old friend Mun-ho (Yu Ji-tae), now an art professor, and they decide to get a bite to eat. Over dinner, they find themselves talking about Seon-hwa (Seong Hyeon-ah), a beautiful woman they both dated in college. While both men flirt with their waitress, talking about how Seon-hwa has renewed their fascination with their
Oct 8, 2004 Wide
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Hong has a grace and stealth of his own, and his scenes tend to tilt in directions that few of us would dare to predict.
Hong Sangsoo's character development and, similarly, relationship progression never develop beyond the slam-bang aspects of romance.
If [viewers] stick around, however, they might find themselves becoming fans of the cerebral South Korean auteur.
Basically, it's an elegant jeu, played and constructed with an almost Gallic lightness heightened by Jeong Yong-jin's bursts of music, all bouncy piano and pizzicato.
Hong may experiment with story flow and import, but he's nothing if not focused on Korean twentysomethings and their untethered life path of power-boozing, disconnection, and romantic failure.
Hong sticks to lengthy, static shots, but still somehow manages a heartbreaking grace.
Brace yourself for several extended, sexually-explicit scenes which would qualify as soft porn. Rebels in heat looking for release, not for love or a relationship.
has an elliptical rhythm to it that's extremely reminiscent of French romantic films
... elliptical portrait of bored, womanizing men in contemporary South Korea crippled by a lack of ambition and simple human compassion.
Hong's linear fifth feature film is much more than what meets the eye.
Provocative, even disturbing in its resistance to categorization, demanding from its viewers a response without the reassurance of psychology or narration.
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