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On the Beach at Night Alone
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ON THE BEACH AT NIGHT ALONE

밤의 해변에서 혼자 Bamui haebyun-eoseo honja

Directed by Hong Sang-soo
South Korea, 2017
Drama

Synopsis

After an affair with a married man, celebrated actress Younghee decides to take some time out by traveling to Hamburg. During her walks through wintry parks and along riverbanks she wonders if his lover misses her as much as she does, and she attempts to become clear about her feelings and desires.

Synopsis

After an affair with a married man, celebrated actress Younghee decides to take some time out by traveling to Hamburg. During her walks through wintry parks and along riverbanks she wonders if his lover misses her as much as she does, and she attempts to become clear about her feelings and desires.

Our take

With a beautiful title akin to a painting, On the Beach at Night Alone might just be Hong at his most romantic and melancholy—and most autobiographical too! Fresh from The Handmaiden, Kim Min-hee delivers a memorable, raw performance that won her the Silver Bear for Best Actress at the Berlinale.