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Right Now, Wrong Then (2015)

Ji-geum-eun-mat-go-geu-ddae-neun-teul-li-da (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 24 September 2015 (South Korea)
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A married film director falls for a young painter - twice.

Director:

Sang-soo Hong

Writer:

Sang-soo Hong
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Cast

Cast overview:
Jae-yeong Jeong ... Ham Cheon-soo
Min-hee Kim ... Yoon Hee-jeong
Yuh Jung Youn ... Duk-soo Kang (as Yeo-jeong Yoon)
Ju-bong Gi Ju-bong Gi ... Won-ho Kim
Hwa-Jeong Choi Hwa-Jeong Choi ... Soo-young Bang
Joon-Sang Yoo ... Seong-gook Ahn
Young-hwa Seo Young-hwa Seo ... Yeong-sil Joo
Ko Asung ... Bo-ra Yeom (as Ah-sung Ko)
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Storyline

Quite by accident, a film director arrives in town a day early. With time to kill before his lecture the next day, he stops by a restored, old palace and meets a fledgling artist. She's never seen any of his films, but knows he's famous. They talk. And together, they go to her workshop to look at her paintings, have Sushi and Soju. More conversation follows, and drinks, and then an awkward get-together with friends where all sorts of secrets are revealed. All the while, they may or may not be falling for each other. Then, quite unexpectedly, we begin again, but now things appear somewhat different.

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Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

24 September 2015 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Right Now, Wrong Then See more »

Filming Locations:

South Korea

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Production Co:

Jeonwonsa Film See more »
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Since there is a narrative gimmick to the way the story unfolds, Hong Sang-soo shot the first part of the film, edited it, and then showed it to the actors, so the actors were aware of how the situation was structured, even if their characters in the second part are not. Then he began shooting the second part. See more »

Quotes

Ham Cheon-soo: Try to discover something every second of every day, from everything around you.
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Crazy Credits

Title card of the film is seen twice. In the first place, it reads as 'Right Then, Wrong Now'; and in the second (an hour into the film) as 'Right Now, Wrong Then'. See more »

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References Control (2007) See more »

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Modern Day Ozu
18 September 2016 | by BrendanMichaelsSee all my reviews

Maybe it's because I haven't seen any of Sang-soo's other films but Right Now, Wrong Then left me cold and unimpressed. I can see the appeal this film has but I personally found the film a tad annoying. It feels more like a South Korean remake of The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby that admittedly was more interesting than The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby. I was also surprised to see Lady Hideko here. Kim Min- Hee is one of few things that are great about the film, even if she wasn't as impressive as she was in The Handmaiden. If you like the director you might like Right Now, Wrong Then but I was overall just left cold with the film.


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