Jayueui Onduk

V'14

Jayueui Onduk

Hill Of Freedom

Hong Sangsoo
Südkorea, 2014
Fiction, 66min, OmeU

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Jayueui Onduk

Hong Sangsoo
Südkorea, 2014
Fiction, 66min, OmeU

Cast: 
Seo Younghwa
Kwon
Kase Ryo
Mori
Moon Sori
Youngsun
Kim Euisung
Sangwon
Screenplay: 
Hong Sangsoo
Sound: 
Mir Kim
Camera: 
Park Hongyeol
Editor: 
Hahm Sungwon
Composer: 
Jeong Yongjin

Production: 
Jeonwonsa Film
World Sales: 
Finecut
Format: 
DCP
Color

Kwon, a language school instructor, stops by her old workplace and receives a thick envelope addressed to her. A Japanese instructor named Mori had proposed to her two years ago. She turned him down. Mori had immediately gone back to Japan, but now was back in Korea looking for her. The envelope enclosed letters he had written to her during his search through Seoul. After Kwon finishes the first letter in the lobby, she stumbles and drops the letters. She gathers them off the floor and sees there are no dates on the letters. Now she has no way of knowing the order in which they were written.
“These were my initial thoughts: a woman receives letters from a man from her past. A man she remains undecided about. The thick envelope contains a number of undated letters written in diary format. The startled woman fumbles with the letters, messing up their sequential order by mistake. How does this affect the significance of the content she will be reading?” (Hong Sangsoo)