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After an affair with a married man, celebrated actress Yeong Hee decides to take some time out. She travels to the far-off, foreign city of Hamburg. In a conversation with a friend she asks herself if her lover will follow her and whether he misses her as much as she misses him. During her long walks through wintry parks and along riverbanks she attempts to become clear about her feelings and desires. The question about the meaning of love in our lives is a common theme in all the films of Hong Sang Soo, and yet the answers to this question always appear to just slip from our grasp. Back in Korea, Younghee meets some old friends in the coastal town of Gangneung. They eat and drink together and, as is so often the case in Sang Soo's films, Korea’s national drink Soju plays an important part. Under the influence of alcohol Yeong Hee provokes, insults and angers the others. Their conversations get more and more out of hand, giving vent to minor and major realisations and truths. Afterwards, Yeong Hee withdraws to a deserted beach. It seems as if she can only truly find herself in nature. Edit Translation

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  • Country: South Korea
  • Type: Movie
  • Release Date: Mar 23, 2017
  • Duration: 1 hr. 41 min.
  • Score: 6.0 (scored by 8 users)
  • Ranked: #12188
  • Popularity: #99999
  • Rating: 18+ Restricted (violence & profanity)

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Jun 18, 2017
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Overall 7.0
Story 7.5
Acting/Cast 7.0
Music 6.5
Rewatch Value 6.0
Poetic up to a point.
On the beach one night alone a famous actress on her escape to Germany pauses for reflection on her life,
Cinematography was beautiful, landscapes of the new humanity, which in the course of the narrative makes a sincere friendship exchange. With a fluent narrative, with the perspective of the ambiguity of love, and his consciousness.
"On the Beach at Night Alone" is a scattered movie, as if they were shells along the beach from the secret content, in which everything is temporary in its flow of undisclosed desires and metaphors.
For this reason, dialogues and inculturation are repetitive and fragmented, they are only the subtle nuances of the characters,
Yet responsible for the evolution of the narrative that live on its surface.
Generally speaking "On the Beach at Night Alone" is a slow and deep story in the sand, waiting for its modulation, as with astonishment even every encounter that moves for a moment the camera looking for a new story. It contains errors and a beautiful elegy on the natural poetry of recreating a space, where it was to choose the first or second version of the facts, called to decide the end pending a glimpse of a revelation, or at least awareness of the end of a love. A relationship movie brought.

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  • Movie: On the Beach at Night Alone
  • Country: South Korea
  • Release Date: Mar 23, 2017
  • Duration: 1 hr. 41 min.
  • Rating: 18+ Restricted (violence & profanity)


  • Score: 6.0 (scored by 8 users)
  • Ranked: #12188
  • Popularity: #99999
  • Watchers: 246

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