Honja saneun saramdeul   2021   South Korea Aloners
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Director:Hong Seong-eun
Studio:Korean Academy of Film Arts
Writer:Hong Seong-eun
IMDb Rating:7.1 (161 votes)
Awards:5 wins & 6 nominations
Duration:91 min
Hong Seong-eun  ...  (Director)
Hong Seong-eun  ...  (Writer)
Jeong Da-eun  ...  Jina
Seo Hyun-woo  ...  
Jeong-hak Park  ...  
Gong Seung-Yeon  ...  Jina
Youngki Choi  ...  Cinematographer
Hong Seong-eun  ...  Editor
Comments: Really enjoyed this. It's pretty one-note with no dynamic range but I like the note. It could have used a shoegazer scene or two, maybe some My Bloody Valentine -- I think it screamed for it, but I digress

The film is mostly just looking at the lead character's face as she looks around the world and inside her own head. That's a tough acting job. I'm not familiar with the actress, Gong Seung-yeon, but she seemed wonderfully dialed into it

Show two people standing (uncomfortably) next to one another smoking ciggies. One character asks the other "How's it going?". The other character responds "Okay" , pause ... and call it a scene. God I love that kind of stuff if it works. The whole film is mostly like that and for me it mostly all works

The soundtrack (sans shoegaze :) ) is soothing, to say the least. Very liquid

This is one of those films that, if you like these kinds of films, is a good one. The "story", the "theme of loneliness" were pretty irrelevant to me. They might be critiqued or lauded by those into that kind of thing. For me it was about spending time with, and observing, this main character. I'm happy to have met her

Summary: A solitary woman re-evaluates her isolated existence after her neighbor dies alone in his apartment.Plot summaryAdd synopsis

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