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type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
Unrated
runtime:
97 minutes
Limited Release Date:
07/13/07
performer:
Park Ji-yun, Ha Jung-woo
director:
Kim Ki-Duk
distributor:
Lifesize
author:
Kim Ki-Duk
genre:
Drama, Foreign Language

We gave it a C+

A jealous girlfriend (Seong Hyeon-ah), convinced her boyfriend (Ha Jung-woo) is growing tired of her ”same boring face,” disappears and turns to surgery to buy a new one. Then the jilted boyfriend meets a ”new” girl (Park Ji-yun), who is actually the old girl. And then it gets weirder. Time, Kim Ki-Duk’s pointed commentary on surfaces and consumer fads — with particular meaning for plastic-surgery-obsessed South Korea — is as tautly ”pretty” and inexpressive as the results for those who compulsively seek cosmetic perfection.

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