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One Fine Spring Day

  • Film

Time Out says

Young sound recordist Sang-Woo (Yoo) lives in Seoul with his father, aunt and senile grandmother; he accepts a gig recording natural sounds for a radio series which takes him to Gangleung City and introduces him to divorcée Eun-Soo (Lee). They meet-cute (he has her mobile phone to wake her in the station waiting room), and so it's no surprise that they drift into a sexual relationship. But as winter shades into spring, she tires of her toy-boy and calls it all off - whereupon he falls to pieces. The emphasis on male vulnerability could be seen as a reaction against the gains in social/sexual status made by Korean women in recent years, except that the film's identification with the hapless Sang-Woo is so obviously heartfelt and personal. In its low key, contemplative way, this well-acted and observed movie offers a modern counterpoint to von Sternberg's The Devil Is a Woman.
Written by TR

Release Details

  • Duration:113 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Hur Jin-Ho
  • Screenwriter:Ryu Jang-Ha, Lee Sook-Yeon, Shin Jun-Ho, Hur Jin-Ho
  • Cast:
    • Yoo Ji-Tae
    • Lee Young-Ae
    • Baek Sung-Hee
    • Park In-Hwan
    • Shin Shin-Ae
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