In only his second film, Hong Sang-soo was conducting stunning structural experiments. In the film’s first act, Jisook—recently free of a relationship with a married man—joins two girlfriends for a vacation in Kangwon, a mountainous region near Seoul in South Korea’s northeast. Jisook quickly starts to make the same mistakes all over again, tumbling into bed with a married policeman after a sloppy drinking party. Later, we catch up with Jisook’s ex, Sangwon, who happens to be visiting Kangwon at the same time, threatening to cross Jisook’s path.
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