Right Now, Wrong Then

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  • NR
  • 2016
  • 2 hr 1 min
  • 7.1  (4,882)
  • 81

Right Now, Wrong Then is a 2015 South Korean film directed by Hong Sang-soo. The movie features Jae-yeong Jeong as Ham Cheon-soo, Kim Min-hee as Yoon Hee-jung, and Youn Yuh-jung as Park Soon-ae. Right Now, Wrong Then is a tale about two chance meetings between a film director and a young artist. The film examines how the director’s subtle changes in behavior affect the outcome of the events of the day.

The film is divided into two parts, each with a similar storyline but with different outcomes. In the first part, the director, Ham Cheon-soo is recently arrived in Suwon, a beautiful city in South Korea, to attend a film festival. He goes to a nearby location and meets Yoon Hee-jung, a young artist, who he strikes up a conversation with in the beautiful location. She, however, responds with reluctance and appears to be withdrawn. Determined to get to know her, he continues to follow her around during the day and tries to win her over.

Despite appearing very aloof, Yoon Hee-jung has her own reservations, which she slowly begins to unravel as the day progresses. Eventually, they meet up with other locals, including Park Soon-ae, who becomes an unlikely mediator between the two. As the sun sets and the day comes to a close, Ham Cheon-soo learns that his efforts have been in vain, and he returns to his hotel alone and heartbroken.

In the second part of the movie, the same story is retold, but this time the tables are turned. Things play out differently with the director behaving much more kindly and being more attentive towards Yoon Hee-jung. The shy young artist begins to open up, and the two connect differently. They share their fears, regrets, and anxieties, discovering deep connections that they never would have found otherwise.

Right Now, Wrong Then is a stunning masterpiece of minimalism, with Hong Sang-soo’s exceptional direction leading us through the characters' storylines effortlessly. The camerawork is subtle, allowing the actors to be the focus of attention. The movie brings out the raw emotions of both the characters and the audience, making us lose ourselves in these complicated individuals.

The standout star of the movie is undoubtedly Kim Min-hee, who gave a stunning performance as Yoon Hee-jung. Her acting was so profound, and delicate, that it perfectly matched with Hong's signature style of storytelling. Her character is extremely complex and has different layers that slowly peel away throughout the movie. The chemistry between Jae-yeong Jeong and Kim Min-hee was on another level that was a sheer pleasure to watch.

Right Now, Wrong Then is a unique movie that blurs the lines between chance and fate. It shows us how one’s mind will always alter the way we perceive something, and it is up to us how we choose to react to it. In a world where people are quick to judge others and make assumptions, this movie is a gentle reminder that our actions have a profound impact on the world around us.

Overall, Right Now, Wrong Then is a remarkable movie that must be seen by anyone who loves to delve into the human psyche. Hong Sang-soo’s direction and the movie’s delicate performances provide an unforgettable viewing experience. If you're looking for a thoughtful and reflective movie that slowly builds and moves you in unpredictable ways, look no further than Right Now, Wrong Then.

Right Now, Wrong Then is a 2016 drama with a runtime of 2 hours and 1 minute. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.1 and a MetaScore of 81.

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