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On the Beach at Night Alone finds writer-director Sang-soo Hong working in a more personal vein -- without losing the singular sensibilities that have informed much of his acclaimed earlier work. Read critic reviews

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After a publicized affair with her director, an actress leaves South Korea and goes to Hamburg, where she gains insight into the meanings of love and identity.

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Hong Sangsoo
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Park Hong-Yeol
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Sung-Won Hahm
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  • Hong [Sang-soo's] work can frustrate, but his observant cinema can also be revelatory, a reason he has such a strong international following.

    December 4, 2017 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • It's more than worth seeing for Kim's exposed nerve endings alone, and also for the way in which Hong's typically playful sensibility seems to tilt at times into a surreal, menacing strangeness.

    November 21, 2017 | Full Review…
  • In the emotional depth that Kim brings to her depiction of Younghee, one of this year's most fully rounded pictures of a complex female personality, sexually and emotionally aware of who she is, and seeing her struggles through for better or worse.

    November 17, 2017 | Full Review…
  • On the Beach at Night Alone" exemplifies all of the worst tendencies of Hong's films without many of his better qualities.

    November 17, 2017 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • "On the Beach" feels more raw and personal than some of Mr. Hong's other work.

    November 16, 2017 | Full Review…
  • It's a raw, open wound of a movie, in its hunkered-down way, and Hong doesn't always seem to be wholly comfortable handling emotions that aren't strictly mediated by social niceties.

    November 15, 2017 | Rating: B | Full Review…

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