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In Another Country (2013)

In Another Country (2013)



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Legendary French actress Isabelle Huppert (The Piano Teacher, 8 Women, La cérémonie, and the current Amour) stars in the first English-language film from South Korean master Hong Sang-soo (Hahaha, The Day He Arrives, Virgin Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors, Woman on the Beach). The Village Voice calls the film "the love child Antonioni and Hou Hsiao-hsien never had." In a triptych of overlapping stories, three different French women (a filmmaker, an adulterer and a divorce - Huppert, Huppert and... Huppert) visit a small Korean resort town and encounter a flirtatious director, a lovestruck lifeguard and far too much soju. Hong's latest tale(s) of love, lust and misunderstanding, IN ANOTHER COUNTRY is an effortless, laugh-out-loud comedy that plays like a lost French New Wave classic. Official Selection: Cannes International Film Festival (c) Kino

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Yu Jun-sang
as Lifeguard
Youn Yuhjang
as Park Sook
Yeo-jeong Yoon
as Park Sook
So-ri Moon
as Kumhee
Kwon Hyehyo
as Jongsoo
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All Critics (23) | Top Critics (12)

By the time its third story kicked in, "In Another Country" lost me.

Full Review… | January 31, 2013
Seattle Times
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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… | January 25, 2013
San Francisco Chronicle
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A beguiling set of variations on a theme, a gossamer-light étude composed for delight rather than dissection.

Full Review… | January 11, 2013
Los Angeles Times
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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… | November 9, 2012
New York Post
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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.

November 8, 2012
New York Times
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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… | November 8, 2012
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Audience Reviews for In Another Country

Who would have ever imagined that the collaboration between Sang-soo Hong and Isabelle Huppert would result in such a delightfully light but insightful film. While there is much said here, this movie is intended to entertain as much as to make you think. Surrealistic and fanciful, In Another Country is both comical and melancholy. Huppert gives a wonderfully realistic and charming performance. The same for the rest of the cast. This is a long way from WOMAN IS THE FUTURE OF MAN, but it is hard to imagine any fan of Korean or French cinema not loving this movie. Spot-On!

Matty Stanfield
Matty Stanfield

sang-soo hong is one of the best filmmakers working today. so good at what he does (blurring the line between life, art, illusion, reality) that it's easy to become intoxicated by his scenes and characters. it also makes me want to drink a shit ton of soju. and visit korea.

Seth Lachs
Seth Lachs

In order to get her mind off her uncle ruining her family and forcing them all to live in the street in an undesirable neighborhood, Won-ju(Jung Yoo-mi) distracts herself by writing a three part screenplay, all centered around a different Anne(all played by Isabelle Huppert) visiting a seaside village in Korea in the offseason. Blue Anne is a film director. Red Anne is in town to have an affair with Jong-soo(Kwon hae-hyo), a film director. Park Sook(Yoon Yeo-jeong) takes her friend Green Anne to the village to heal after her husband leaves her for another woman. On a meta level, "In Another Country" is an intriguing proposition with Won-ju writing herself into her own screenplay, possibly being inspired by this reality's Isabelle Huppert which is why she keeps showing up. However, in detailing each of the Anne's different effects on the people she encounters, especially a wacky lifeguard(Yoo Jun-sang), the movie feels slight, suffering from a terminal lack of ambition, coupled with a certain lack of filmmaking style.

Walter M.
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