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Director
  
Hong Sang-soo

Music director
  
Jeong Yong-jin

Duration
  

Country
  
South Korea

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Genre
  
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Screenplay
  
Hong Sang-soo

Writer
  
Sang-soo Hong

Language
  
Korean

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Release date
  
31 August 2006 (2006-08-31)

Initial release
  
August 31, 2006 (South Korea)

Cast
  
Kim Seung-woo
(Director Kim Jung-rae),
Seon-mi Song
(Choi Sun-hee),
Kim Tae-woo
(Won Chang-wook),
Choi Ban-Ya
(Sun-hee's friend),
Ko Hyun-Jung
(Kim Moon-Sook)

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Woman on the Beach is the seventh feature film by South Korean director Hong Sang-soo, and was released in 2006.

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Plot

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Film director and screenwriter Kim Jung-rae asks his friend Won Chang-wook to drive with him from their homes in Seoul to the resort town of Shinduri, on the western coast of South Korea. Chang-wook initially resists, but accepts the request on the condition that he can bring Kim Mun-suk, a composer and aspiring singer whom he describes as being his girlfriend. Jung-rae is writing a treatment for a film titled "About Miracles," concerning the mysterious connections that secure everyday life—themes that play a major role in the work of Hong Sang-Soo. Mun-suk quickly makes clear that she does not consider herself Chang-wook's girlfriend, and she finds herself and Jung-rae increasing drawn together. As the three drive on, Mun-suk discusses her years living abroad in Germany and reveals that she has had a number of relationships with Europeans, a fact that greatly disturbs both Chang-wook and Jung-rae. Mun-suk is particularly disappointed in Jung-rae's reaction, claiming, "You're not like your films." Nevertheless, Mun-suk and Jung-rae later kiss on the beach and then sleep together in a low-rent hotel room.

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The next day as the three drive back to Seoul, Jung-rae pulls back from his intimacy with Mun-suk and returns to the beach alone two days later. Missing Mun-suk despite his actions, Jung-rae hits on two women, one of whom vaguely resembles Mun-suk, by introducing himself as a film director and asking to interview them for his screenplay. Jung-rae proceeds to seduce Choi Sun-hee in much the same fashion as he had Mun-suk just a few days prior. While sleeping with Sun-hee in the same beachside motel where he'd been with Mun-suk, Jung-rae is surprised to find that Mun-suk has returned to Shinduri, found his room, and started banging on the door loudly and very late at night. Jung-rae sneaks Sun-hee out of his room through a separate exit the next morning as Mun-suk sleeps at the foot of his door with a terrible hangover. Jung-rae attempts to reconcile with Mun-suk and lies about his night with Sun-hee, although his lie is increasingly transparent to all concerned. Having alienated Mun-suk and left Sun-hee without a goodbye, Jung-rae returns to Seoul with a creative breakthrough on his screenplay.

Cast

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  • Kim Seung-woo ... Director Kim Jung-rae
  • Go Hyun-jung ... Kim Mun-suk
  • Song Seon-mi ... Choi Sun-hee
  • Kim Tae-woo ... Won Chang-wook
  • Moon Sung-keun ... (voice)
  • Jung Chan ... Guy driving Mun-suk home
  • Lee Ki-woo ... Beach resort caretaker
  • Oh Tae-kyung ... Waiter at empty sushi restaurant
  • Choi Ban-ya ... Sun-hee's friend
  • Release

    Woman on the Beach was released in South Korea on August 31, 2006, and received a total of 225,388 admissions nationwide.

    Awards and nominations

    2006 Busan Film Critics Awards

  • Best Supporting Actor - Kim Tae-woo
  • Best New Actress - Go Hyun-jung
  • 2006 Korean Film Awards

  • Nomination - Best Actress - Go Hyun-jung
  • Nomination - Best Director - Hong Sang-soo
  • Nomination - Best Cinematography - Kim Hyung-koo
  • Nomination - Best New Actress - Go Hyun-jung
  • 2006 Director's Cut Awards

  • Best Director - Hong Sang-soo
  • 2007 Asian Film Awards

  • Nomination - Best Director - Hong Sang-soo
  • Nomination - Best Screenplay - Hong Sang-soo
  • Nomination - Best Music - Jeong Yong-jin
  • 2007 Baeksang Arts Awards

  • Nomination - Best New Actress - Go Hyun-jung
  • 2007 Grand Bell Awards

  • Nomination - Best New Actress - Go Hyun-jung
  • References

    Woman on the Beach Wikipedia
    Woman on the Beach IMDb Woman on the Beach themoviedb.org


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