JAL ALJIDO MOTHAMYEONSEO

V' 09

JAL ALJIDO MOTHAMYEONSEO

LIKE YOU KNOW IT ALL

Hong Sang-Soo
Südkorea, 2009
Fiction, 126min, OmeU

JAL ALJIDO MOTHAMYEONSEO

Hong Sang-Soo
Südkorea, 2009
Fiction, 126min, OmeU

Cast: 
Kim Tae-woo
Ku
Ko Hyun-jung
Ko Sun
Uhm Ji-won
Gong Hyun-hee
Screenplay: 
Hong Sang-Soo
Sound: 
Kim Mir
Camera: 
Kim Hoon-kwang
Editor: 
Hahm Sung-Won
Composer: 
Jeong Yong-Jin

Production: 
Jeonwonsa
World Sales: 
Finecut 4F Incline Bldg, 891-37 Daechi-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul 135-280, Südkorea T +82 2 569 8777 cineinfo@finecut.co.kr
Format: 
35 mm
Color

Like You Know It All is bifurcated between a film director visiting a festival as a guest judge, falling into drunken mishaps with the locals and a trip soon after the filmmaker takes to do a Q&A with a class of students, where he experiences a more mature, streamlined version of the previous trip's drama. So far, so Hong.
Slant rhyming replaces the more diagrammatic plots of Hong’s past work, and the Buñuelian surrealism of dreams, objects, and dangerous ellipses all fit so naturally into this film one might barely note the weirdness of it all. Like You Know It All is as quicksilver as a modest, slow, deadpan and very wayward drama can be. Every Hong film seems to point to the next, but this unexpected move towards something different, a new, more opaque sense of storytelling – and perhaps even an attempt at the mainstream – leaves one not knowing what to expect next. (Daniel Kasman)