Meotjin haru (My Dear Enemy) (2008)





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Heui-Su shows up unexpectedly at the betting haunt of her former boyfriend and demands that he pay up the 3.5 million won (about $2,600) that he owes her from more than a year ago. This beautifully crafted film teases out the intricacies of modern relationships as it follows the ex-lovers on an unlikely road trip to borrow money from his contacts to pay her back. The natural chemistry between the two leads makes credible a partnership that is by turns prickly and inscrutable, yet surprisingly tender. In Korean; English subtitles. 123 min. --© MoMA
Art House & International , Romance
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B.O.M. Film Productions Co.


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Critic Reviews for Meotjin haru (My Dear Enemy)

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Full Review… | February 22, 2012
Top Critic

It's an artful, slightly absurdist romance, reminiscent of the gender-war comedies of Hong Sang-soo (Woman on the Beach) but more straightforward, with its meanings, and its feelings, much closer to the surface.

November 20, 2009
New York Times
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It gets by on the subtle interplay of its contrasting leads, a welcome store of deadpan humor and, especially, Choi Sang-ho's gorgeous widescreen photography, which makes even a trip to an impound lot into a luminous, dusk-lit experience.

Full Review… | November 17, 2009
Village Voice
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The somewhat oddball premise of rekindling a dormant relationship by demanding repayment of a year-old $3,500 I.O.U. works remarkably well for director Lee Yoon-ki.

Full Review… | November 6, 2010

Audience Reviews for Meotjin haru (My Dear Enemy)


Not a romance,nor 'Korean', nor road, movie. Remarkable portrait of a "type" of guy: perceptive,kind,loving,engaged, everything a woman would love. BUT it is hopeless to love this "type." Jane Austen or George Eliot, would comprehend this movie better than the RT reviewers have, so far. I saw the movie at MOMA, and found it transfixing. I don't think anyone left during the movie, and most people stayed sitting all through the Korean credits at the end. It's an amazing character portrait.

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Jean miko
Jean miko

SIFF 2009 - A slow-paced but never boring Korean dramedy that benefits from having a very charming leading man.

Camille Swanson
Camille Swanson

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