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  • Summary: Oki’s Movie is comprised of four short films. Three main characters appear in all of the four shorts, having differentbut overlapping roles in each of them. The last one, is a story of a film student Oki who made a film abouttwo men she has dated; one young and the other much older. In her film, she makes a cinematographicconstruction of her experiences of coming to Acha Mountain with each man with a year apart. Shejuxtaposes her experiences with each man by paring them according to places on the mountain: the parking lot, the entrance, a small pavilion, the public toilet, the wooden bridge, and halfway upthe mountain. We see the differences and similarities of the two experiences in details. And by thiscomposition, we may feel that we are seeing an overall picture of Oki’s relationships with the two men. (Jeonwonsa Film) Collapse
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  1. Reviewed by: Nicolas Rapold
    Apr 17, 2012
    Mr. Hong's casually brilliant feat of storytelling, akin to an ingeniously wrought suite of literary short fiction.
  2. Reviewed by: Noel Murray
    Apr 18, 2012
    As always with Hong's films, Oki's Movie goes through stretches where it seems aimless and self-indulgent, followed by stretches where it's sharp, funny, and poetic.
  3. Reviewed by: Michelle Orange
    Apr 10, 2012
    If the characterizations are fleeting, the recessive mood is not: Hong's signature observational style is at once offhanded and astute, romantic and lightly chilled.
  4. Reviewed by: David Fear
    Apr 10, 2012
    Forget the snark about him ransacking Eric Rohmer's bag of tricks; the gentle ironies and droll, bitter wit here prove Hong is the French New Waver's heir apparent.
  5. Reviewed by: Eric Kohn
    Apr 17, 2012
    Viewed as a single experience, Oki's Movie is a curious oddity worthy of multiple viewings and lengthy contemplation, but its tricky formalism makes it less overtly satisfying on an emotional level.
  6. Reviewed by: Nick Schager
    Apr 13, 2012
    Hong Sang-soo once again corroborates auteurist theory at the same time that he reveals the potential shortcomings of its practice.
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