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Review: 'The Day He Arrives' Languidly Strives For Poignancy

  • By Mark Zhuravsky
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  • April 21, 2012 2:44 PM
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The primary reason why "Groundhog Day" works (besides the casting, pacing, easygoing charm and humor) is that the little town of Punxsutawney is the physical embodiment of what we all feel occasionally: a startling inability, even for a moment, to tell one day from the next. Call it a forced sense of deja vu, it's what Seongjun (Jun-Sang Yu), the lead of Hong Sang-soo's patient and trying "The Day He Arrives" is experiencing.

MIFF '11 Reviews: 'The Day He Arrives,' 'Sleeping Sickness' & 'HERE'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • August 13, 2011 1:06 AM
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More reviews from the recent Melbourne International Film Festival.

Watch: Clever, Backwards Trailer For Hong Sang-soo's Cannes Bound 'The Day He Arrives'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 28, 2011 5:16 AM
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Walking home with the Un Certain Regard prize for "Hahaha" at Cannes last year (and you can check out our review of the film, which we caught up with at SFIFF right here) director Hong Sang-soo returns to the south of France this year hoping for a repeat.

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