Ad Lib Night

Ad Lib Night

Ad Lib Night

  By late afternoon, on the edge of a busy street in Seoul, waiting for a young, petite woman, early 20th She is approached by two young men who eun recognize her as a woman named “Myung-“. But the men are wrong, but the resemblance is startling, but this woman is an Other. The correct “Myung-eun” has been missing for ten years, her father is now dying and “Myung-eun will say goodbye to him. Long and patiently in the manner of Asian men to speak a foreign woman, they want to convince, for “Myung-eun to step in”. The woman hesitates, doubts, demurs – and eventually agrees to play the role of the daughter of a dying man.

For example, the lovingly told, sad and beautiful film by Korean director Lee Yoon-ki starts. A night long, the film tells the story of this young woman as she sets closed and skeptical about her confidence in other people’s hands as she gets into the circle of a grieving family as they knelt on tatami mats, and at the deathbed of a man holding her hand, she has never seen before. As they moved cautiously and curiously, while the members sing in the next room, fight, eat, drink, smoking. The film takes its time to detail remains in settings that deals with thoughts, hopes and concerns of the characters. Why the strange woman were not called? A secret that airs on the morning trip to the city. In the blue hour, we felt their pain, their history. A melancholy, as it is rarely well captured in pictures. Lee Yoon-ki was present with This Charming Girl 2005 in the Berlinale Forum. Well, he’s back.

(Katrin Knauth)

Title: Ad Lib Night Original Title: Aju teukbyeolhan sonnim Country of production: Korea Year of production: 2006 Length: (# ) 99 (Min)

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