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In Between Days (2007)

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Critic Consensus: In Between Days is a moving, artistic slice-of-life indie film.

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Aimie, a newly arrived Korean immigrant teenager, has fallen in love with her best and only friend, Tran. She tries to express her feelings for him, but is scared of losing their friendship. Their misunderstood affection for each other creates a delicate relationship that is challenged by the demands of living in a new country. To spend more time with Tran, Aimie drops out of her English class, which she is failing. She fights against her mother who wants to remarry and then realizes she's losing Tran to an Americanized Korean girl. Aimie's world becomes more isolated, until she is forced to look inside herself for answers.

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Cast

Gina Kim
as Michelle
Virginia Wu
as Michelle's Friend
Mike Park
as Steve
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All Critics (29) | Top Critics (14)

This superb debut feature by Korean-American director So Yong Kim seems to be constructed entirely of the ineffable and intangible, those fleeting moments that most movies treat as throwaways.

October 4, 2007 | Full Review…

This artfully muted film pays off with a desperate act of eloquence.

September 7, 2007 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Kim keeps dialogue to a minimum and provides the barest of story arcs, using a handheld camera to probe subtle shifts of emotion in her nonprofessional actors.

September 7, 2007 | Full Review…

A quiet specimen of personal storytelling at its most exciting.

July 11, 2007 | Rating: A | Full Review…

In Between Days plays like a teen movie with all the narration removed.

July 6, 2007 | Rating: B+
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While Kim is unable to keep us riveted on her near-silent performance, the script and direction have a gentle sensitivity, subtly addressing cultural divisions while reminding us that angst, at least, is universal.

June 29, 2007 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

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