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Time (2006)

Shi gan (original title)
To save her relationship, a woman puts herself through extensive plastic surgery.

Director:

Ki-duk Kim

Writer:

Ki-duk Kim

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Cast

Credited cast:
Jung-woo Ha ... Ji-woo
Ji-Yeon Park Ji-Yeon Park ... Seh-hee - before plastic surgery
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jun-yeong Jang Jun-yeong Jang
Gyu-Woon Jung Gyu-Woon Jung
Ji-heon Kim Ji-heon Kim
Seong-min Kim Seong-min Kim ... Plastic Surgeon (as Seung-min Kim)
Suh Won Oh Suh Won Oh ... Lover
Kiki Sugino Kiki Sugino ... (as Yeong-hwa Seo)
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Storyline

Seh-hee and Ji-woo have dated for two years; jealousy consumes her. She worries he will tire of her face. Then, she disappears. Telling no one, she goes to a plastic surgeon for a new face. Ji-woo has no idea where she is, although when he does respond to other women, someone unseen intervenes. Then, he meets See-hee, and although he tells her he misses Seh-hee, this new relationship blossoms into love. They talk at the same coffee house, visit the same sculpture park, and pose for the same photographs he did with Seh-hee. We know they are the same woman. Has this new face and renewed love made her happy? And what will Ji-woo do when he learns the truth? Is losing face losing self? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Genres:

Drama | Mystery | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

Japan | South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

10 August 2006 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Time See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,630, 13 July 2007, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$14,742, 29 July 2007
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Happinet, Kim Ki-Duk Film See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film Ji-woo edits is "3 Iron", an actual film directed by Ki-Kim duk. See more »

Quotes

Ji-woo: [Having been rudely awakened] Did... did you just slap me? Why did you do that?
See-hee: Because I love you.
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References Gladiator (2000) See more »

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Days Of Wine And Roses
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South Korean cinema author Kim Ki Duk makes an honest attempt to ascertain why people get bored in relationships.
28 April 2010 | by Film_critic_Lalit_RaoSee all my reviews

Kim Ki Duk's film Shigan/Time is about the concept of beauty which differs from person to person.He has built his film around a couple of young,violent lovers whose whimsical behavior reveal hotheadedness prevailing in South Korean society.Much of the film tries to find out why people especially youngsters start to get bored in relationships ? Although Shigan/Time concentrates its energies by depicting various procedures used to beautify ordinary looking people,it loses no time to convey that real beauty lies in one's heart.We get a clear message that inner beauty is important than a person's external appearance.Kim Ki Duk also suggests that boredom is not entirely a curious phenomenon related to affluent nations as this malaise of western world has already started to rear its ugly head in new developed nations too such as South Korea.It is a pity that not much is known about Kim Di Duk's motivation for making such an inspirational film.However,one can hazard a fortuitous guess that Kim Di Duk made this film due to an old incident of his reckless wild life when he was rejected by some girl.


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