Oki's Movie (Korean옥희의 영화; RROk-hi-eui Yeonghwa) is a 2010 South Korean drama film written and directed by Hong Sang-soo.

Oki's Movie
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Hangul
Hanja옥희의
Revised RomanizationOk-hi-eui Yeonghwa
McCune–ReischauerOk-hi-ŭi Yŏnghwa
Directed byHong Sang-soo
Written byHong Sang-soo
Produced byKim Kyeong-hee
StarringLee Sun-kyun
Jung Yu-mi
Moon Sung-keun
CinematographyPark Hong-yeol
Ji Yoon-jeong
Edited byHahm Sung-won
Music byWe Zong-Yun
Production
company
Jeonwonsa Films
Distributed bySponge Entertainment
Release date
  • September 16, 2010 (2010-09-16)
Running time
80 minutes
CountrySouth Korea
LanguageKorean

In a multipart narrative divided into four chapters, Hong fashions a new kind of love triangle. Oki is a young and beautiful college student majoring in film production and torn between the affections of two men: an older cinema professor and a former student/budding filmmaker. As the story shifts perspectives and timelines, Hong depicts each relationship with the authentically awkward rhythms of real life.[1][2]

PlotEdit

A Day for Incantation (Korean주문을 외울날): In Seoul, winter, the present day. On his way to a screening of one of his films, struggling shorts director Nam Jin-gu (Lee Sun-kyun) is nagged by his wife Jang Su-yang (Seo Yeong-hwa) about his drinking, and he wonders if she is having an affair with a guy called Yeong-su. Nam's onetime professor at film school, Song (Moon Sung-keun), tells him that filmmaking as an art is now dead. At a dinner with film-school staff, Nam gets drunk and into a quarrel with Song, about whom he's heard a disquieting rumor. Afterwards, at the Q&A for his film, Nam is asked by a member of the audience (Lee Chae-eun) whether it's true he was dating the actress at the time and is therefore responsible for ruining her life. Nam says he has quit directing.

King of Kisses (Korean키스왕): Some years earlier, Nam sees fellow student Jung Ok-heui (Jung Yu-mi) at film school and tries to go out with her, claiming he's never dated a woman before. When they smooch in a greenhouse, she says he's a good kisser. She's still getting over a relationship with an older man but finally gives in to Nam's persistence, and they sleep together and date.

After the Snowstorm (Korean폭설 후): Following a heavy bout of snow, only Nam and Jung turn up one day for Prof. Song's class, and the three end up talking about relationships. Song has already decided to quit teaching.

Oki's Movie (Korean옥희의 영화): Jung narrates her own short movie based on her relationships with two guys, an "older man" and a "younger man", with whom she separately went walking with one winter on Mt. Acha, south of Seoul.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Oki's Movie (Oki-eui Younghwa)". IndieWire. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
  2. ^ Rapold, Nicolas (15 April 2012). "A Sketch Artist Animates a Fraternity of Bumblers". The New York Times. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
  3. ^ Elley, Derek (5 February 2011). "Oki's Movie". Film Business Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-18.

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