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277 Ratings

Hill of Freedom

Jayueui onduk

Directed by Hong Sang-soo
South Korea, 2014
Drama, Comedy


South Korean master Hong Sang-soo crafts yet another delightful, soju-saturated tale of love thwarted, in this story of a heartsick Japanese man who travels to Seoul to attempt a reunion with the woman he still pines for.

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Hill of Freedom Directed by Hong Sang-soo
The modern viewer, Hong seems to wager, has become so adept at deciphering and re-ordering the chronologically scattered narratives of so much of arthouse (and even blockbuster) cinema that a filmmaker can literally show the events of an entire film in a totally randomised order, without overly impairing the audience’s comprehension of the film.
December 23, 2014
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Hill of Freedom is charming and laugh-out-loud funny, but at just barely an hour it’s something of a trifle.
December 23, 2014
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The detail that Hong creates underneath the lightly borne surface structure is amorphous and bottomless. What makes him a great filmmaker is the effortlessness with which he generates this behavioral material: clearly this is a case of the artist living within the act of creation, with no sense of labor in the way he fills his canvas with disorienting details.
October 10, 2014
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