Woman on the Beach

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Widely regarded as acclaimed Korean filmmaker Hong Sang-soo's finest cinematic accomplishment to date, Woman on the Beach concerns Kim Joong-rae Kim Seung-woo, a mercurially tempered writer/director drafting a screenplay during his stay at an off-season oceanside resort. Joong-rae becomes acquainted with two female vacationers, each of whom unwittingly exposes undercurrents of hostility and self-destructiveness inside of him; he then uses the encounters as script fodder. The film represents Hong's exploration of ...
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Widely regarded as acclaimed Korean filmmaker Hong Sang-soo's finest cinematic accomplishment to date, Woman on the Beach concerns Kim Joong-rae Kim Seung-woo, a mercurially tempered writer/director drafting a screenplay during his stay at an off-season oceanside resort. Joong-rae becomes acquainted with two female vacationers, each of whom unwittingly exposes undercurrents of hostility and self-destructiveness inside of him; he then uses the encounters as script fodder. The film represents Hong's exploration of the machismo, aggression, and hostility that typically lie at the core of the male id and are often exercised in masculine behavior. Woman on the Beach was screened at the 2006 New York Film Festival, at the Film Society of Lincoln Center.
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Special Features

Making of Woman on the Beach; ; Interview with Cinematographer Kim Hyung-koo & composer Jeong Yong-jin; Booklet: A Conversation with Hong Sang-soo by Andrew Grant; Theatrical Trailer
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Craig Butler
In Hong Sang-soo's Woman on the Beach Haebyuneui Yeoin, a manipulative director named Kim Joong-rae Kim Seung-woo explains his latest script, titled "About Miracles." He says its goal is to unravel the secret of coincidence, that "there's a very thin string that links everything," and that this thing is like the soul. Later he claims to have discovered a triangle-shaped diagram that demonstrates the "repeating images imprinted on us by others," and a more complex unnamable shape on top of it that represents the more complicated unfathomable whole. These thin strings and oblique shapes glimmer in the background of this film, reverberating beneath Hong's cool eye, dry sarcasm, and disarmingly simple two-part structure. The first portion concerns a typically caustic portrayal of the relationship between two male friends and a mutual love interest. The director Joong-rae coerces his submissive co-worker Won Chang-wook Kim Tae-woo to go to the beach with him, where he plans on finishing his script. Once there, he immediately seduces Chang-wook's girlfriend, Kim Moon-sook Ko Hyun-joung, cruelly squeezing out his helpless friend. Eventually, the couple returns home. Joong-rae returns to the beach and woos a young woman on vacation with a friend, under the pretext of interviewing her for his film. Moon-sook returns and has a hysterical fit at being cheated on. Eventually the two women meet and Joong-rae finishes his script. Hong uses recurring images and scenes to draw subtle connection on the themes of cosmic loneliness, the connection between the sexes men/men, women/men, women/women, and the somewhat pathetic, comical, and destructive ways that men try to control women in sexual relationships. The topic of manipulation is echoed in the double layering of director characters, the fictional Joong-rae and the Hong himself. The film is caustic in its detailing of relationships, yet the foggy melancholy of the beach creates an atmosphere of psychological probing. Despite their selfishness, these characters, deep in cockeyed self-reflection, are attempting to overcome their character faults. Joong-rae is a cad and a fool, but there is both coldness and tenderness in Hong's depictions of his strivings.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/28/2008
  • UPC: 717119112141
  • Original Release: 2006
  • Source: New Yorker Video
  • Aspect Ratio: Pre-1954 Standard (1.33.1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • Language: Korean
  • Time: 2:08:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Kim Seung-woo Kim Joong-rae
Kim Tae-woo Won Chang-wook
Ko Hyun-joung Kim Moon-sook
Song Sun-mi Choi Sun-hee
Technical Credits
Hong Sang-soo Director, Screenwriter
Jason Chae Executive Producer
Kim Hyung-koo Cinematographer
Jeonwonsa Co-producer
Cho Jin-ah Associate Producer
Park Jung-sun Asst. Director
Oh Jung-Won Producer
Lee Kwang-kuk Asst. Director
An Sang-ho Sound/Sound Designer
Hahm Sung-won Editor
Jeong Yong-jin Score Composer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Woman on the Beach
1. Taking Off [:00]
2. Shinduri Beach [:00]
3. I'm Starving [:01]
4. Keep It To Yourself [:00]
5. Where Are You? [:00]
6. You Are Mine Today [:00]
7. Back To Seoul [8:26]
8. Help Me [9:13]
9. Could I Interview You? [9:19]
10. Join Me [7:14]
11. Another Woman [6:23]
12. Open the Door [5:15]
13. In Pain [8:11]
14. Bad Images [3:37]
15. Fighting Dirty [4:23]
16. You Walked Over Me [4:57]
17. Take Care [7:37]
18. Credits [6:44]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Woman on the Beach
   Feature
   Scenes
   Setup
      Audio for Feature
         Dolby Digital 5.1
         Dolby Digital 2.0
      English Subtitles
         Subtitles: On
         Subtitles: Off
   Extras
      Making-Of
      Interview: Cinematographer Kim Hyung-Koo
      Interview: Music Director Jeong Yong-Jin
      Theatrical Trailer
   New Yorker Films
      Woman Is the Future of Man
         Play Trailer
      Still Life
         Play Trailer
      The Wedding Director
         Play Trailer
      Belle Toujours
         Play Trailer
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