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The Day After (Korean그 후; RRGeu-hu) is a 2017 South Korean drama film composed, written, produced, and directed by Hong Sang-soo. It was selected to compete for the Palme d'Or in the main competition section at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival.[2][3]

The Day After
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Film poster
Directed byHong Sang-soo
Produced byHong Sang-soo
Written byHong Sang-soo
StarringKwon Hae-hyo
Kim Min-hee
Kim Sae-byuk
Jo Yoon-hee
Music byHong Sang-soo
CinematographyKim Hyung-koo
Edited byHahm Sung-won
Jeonwonsa Film Co.
Distributed byContents Panda
Release date
  • 22 May 2017 (2017-05-22) (Cannes)
  • 6 July 2017 (2017-07-06) (South Korea)
Running time
91 minutes
CountrySouth Korea
Box officeUS$129,440[1]



On review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, the film currently has an approval rating of 78%, based on 32 critics, with an average score of 7.1/10. The website's critical consensus reads, "The Day After may rank among the slighter works in writer-director Hong Sang-soo's filmography, yet it still presents an absorbingly earnest look at relationships in turmoil."[4] On Metacritic, the film has an average score of 72 out of 100, based on fourteen critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[5]

Awards and nominationsEdit

Awards Category Recipient Result Ref.
2017 Cannes Film Festival Palme d'Or Hong Sang-soo Nominated
12th Asian Film Awards Best Film The Day After Nominated [6]
Best Director Hong Sang-soo Nominated
Best Actress Kim Min-hee Nominated
23rd Chunsa Film Art Awards Best Director Hong Sang-soo Nominated [7]


  1. ^ "The Day After (2017)". Korean Film Biz Zone. Korean Film Council. Retrieved 19 November 2017.
  2. ^ "The 2017 Official Selection". Cannes Film Festival. 13 April 2017. Retrieved 13 April 2017.
  3. ^ Winfey, Graham (13 April 2017). "2017 Cannes Film Festival Announces Lineup: Todd Haynes, Sofia Coppola, 'Twin Peaks' and More". IndieWire. Penske Business Media. Retrieved 13 April 2017.
  4. ^ "The Day After (Geu-hu) (2017)". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango. Retrieved 11 July 2018.
  5. ^ "The Day After Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 19 November 2017.
  6. ^ Lee, Edmund (11 January 2018). "Asian Film Awards 2018 nominations". South China Morning Post. South China Morning Post Publishers. Retrieved 7 May 2018.
  7. ^ 배효주 (3 May 2018). "제23회 춘사영화제 5월18일 개최..홍상수·김민희 참석하나". Newsen (in Korean). Retrieved 7 May 2018.

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