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Genre Drama
Running Time 79 min
MPAA rating Unrated
Release Date Apr 20, 2012
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The Day He Arrives (Book chon bang hyang)

A delightful film of repeating patterns and circumstance, "The Day He Arrives" is a meditation on relationships, filmmaking, and the unknowable forces that govern our lives. Seongjun, a film director who no longer makes films, goes to Seoul to meet a close friend. When the friend doesn't show up, Seongjun begins to wander the city aimlessly. He runs into an actress he used to know, shares a drink with some young film students, then, against his better judgment, heads to his ex-girlfriend's apartment.… Show more

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July 20, 2012 - Boston.com - By Mark Feeney, Globe Staff

Films with a filmmaker protagonist tend to be exercises in self-indulgence waiting to happen. That’s anything but the case with “The Day He Arrives.” Seong-jun (Yu Jun-Sang) has made four films. They were enough of a success that when he’s sitting by himself in a restaurant, three film students recognize him. That success is far enough in the past that he’s now reduced to teaching film at a provincial university, as he somewhat sheepishly explains to pretty much everyone he encounters, and there aren’t exactly any directing projects in the offing. Even if he doesn’t admit it to himself or others, he’s a man at loose ends. The verb in the title of “The Day He Arrives” doesn’t refer so much to a traveler reaching a destination as to a man finding himself — or hoping to.

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