Meotjin haru (My Dear Enemy)

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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


Critic Reviews for Meotjin haru (My Dear Enemy)

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  • 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.

    Nov 20, 2009 | Rating: 3/5
  • 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.

    Nov 17, 2009 | Full Review…
  • Lee Yoon-ki manages to retain a loose and quite entertaining atmosphere throughout the film, a sentiment that is even more heightened by Kim Jeong-beom's music that combines classic and latin jazz.

    Jan 6, 2019 | Full Review…
  • My Dear Enemy often threatens to turn into a conventional romantic comedy, but it ends up flirting with such bromides rather than indulging them.

    Mar 8, 2018 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    Nov 6, 2010 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

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