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  • Summary: A young film student and her mother run away to the seaside town of Mohang to escape their mounting debt. The young woman begins writing a script for a short film in order to calm her nerves. Three women named Anne appear, and each woman consecutively visits the seaside town of Mohang. The first Anne is a successful film director. The second Anne is a married woman secretly in an affair with a Korean man. The third Anne is a divorcee whose husband left her for a Korean woman. A young woman tends to the small hotel by the Mohang foreshore owned by her parents. A certain lifeguard can always be seen wandering up and down the beach that lies nearby. Each Anne stays at this small hotel, receives some assistance from the owner’s daughter, and ventures onto the beach where they meet the lifeguard. (Kino Lorber) Collapse
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  1. Positive: 10 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Reviewed by: Eric Kohn
    Nov 8, 2012
    91
    In Another Country is a paragon of any given Hong movie's intrinsic charms, and yet it also manages to break from the pattern by including an English-speaking character as one of its leads.
  2. Nov 6, 2012
    88
    Hong Sang-soo hits the beach once again in his latest project, another austerely amusing study of hopeless neurotics making a mockery of leisure.
  3. Reviewed by: Maggie Lee
    Apr 15, 2013
    80
    Beguilingly simple, relaxed in its mastery and enhanced by Isabelle Huppert’s impeccable poise.
  4. Reviewed by: Neil Young
    Nov 6, 2012
    70
    Two arthouse "worlds" collide with amusing and intriguing -- if hardly earth-shattering -- results in cult Korean writer-director Hong Sangsoo's In Another Country.
  5. Reviewed by: A.O. Scott
    Nov 8, 2012
    70
    What the point here might be is a bit more elusive. It may be simply to allow Ms. Huppert, one of the most adventurous actresses in movies, the opportunity to try something new. And that might be enough.
  6. Reviewed by: Nick Pinkerton
    Nov 7, 2012
    70
    The cumulative impression is of figures being lightly traced in the sand only to be inevitably washed away, intentionally ephemeral and quite charming for it.
  7. Reviewed by: Mike D Angelo
    Nov 6, 2012
    58
    It almost seems as if Hong is poking fun at his own single-minded oeuvre, creating a fractal representation of how his other films obliquely interrelate.

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  1. Jul 24, 2013
    7
    This is quite a charming low budget movie, with irritatingly funny dialogues and characters that let's you overlook the unimaginative photography. Acting and script are great, even if the stories don't really lead anywhere, they leave you with a feeling lighthearted enjoyment. Expand