Thursday, October 10, 2013

In Another Country (Da-reun na-ra-e-seo)

In Another Country (2012) Poster
South Korea 2012

Details IMDB

Seen 9 October 2013

Ratings from other sources
IMDB 6.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes Average rating 6.7/10

My ratings 6.5/10
Three stories of a foreign woman in South Korea

My impressions:

Three stories played by the same group of actors with the action taking place at a seaside resort. The sequence of events is almost similar in each story as the woman will go through the same routine in each story. The only difference would be why and how she is there.

All stories revolve on how a foreign woman copes with the different cultural background in a foreign country. Her past history still has a hold on her and the sojourn at the resort is in a way an escape from reality.

There are moments of sweet innocence between two strangers trying to communicate using the limited vocabulary of a common foreign language, in this case, English. Sometimes there is a feeling that the story persist in portraying certain characters in a stereotypical way.

A fleeting moment, most of it happy but certain aspects remain unsolved.

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