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7.3
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995 Ratings

TALE OF CINEMA

Geuk jang jeon | 극장전

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Directed by Hong Sang-soo
South Korea, France, 2005
Drama
      Korean
      English

Synopsis

In Seoul, a suicidal student meets a young woman who decides to join him in his fatal gesture. Tongsu, an unsuccessful filmmaker, spots a beautiful young woman, who happens to be the lead actress in the film he has just seen. Their stories will cross paths thanks to their love for cinema.

Our take

The South Korean master of awkwardness Hong Sang-soo is one of our favorite living filmmakers. His cinephile dramedy Tale of Cinema features the director’s signature complex romances and soju-soaked emotions, while following a meta-structure that delightfully points to cinema’s magical powers.

Synopsis

In Seoul, a suicidal student meets a young woman who decides to join him in his fatal gesture. Tongsu, an unsuccessful filmmaker, spots a beautiful young woman, who happens to be the lead actress in the film he has just seen. Their stories will cross paths thanks to their love for cinema.

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Tale of CinemaDirected byHong Sang-soo
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Awards & Festivals

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Cannes Film Festival
2005
Village Voice Film Poll
2005 | 3rd place: Best Undistributed Film

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