In Another Country

Director: Hong Sang-Soo
Year Released: 2012
Rating: 1.0

An angry woman - disgusted with her run-around husband - writes a terrible trio of stories involving a French woman (Isabelle Huppert, playing three "roles") visiting a South Korean resort: each scenario is only slightly different from the others, as all involve horny Korean men (particularly a pesky lifeguard) chasing after the 'foreigner.' As if trying to hear Huppert and the Korean actors speaking fractured, poorly written English for one segment wasn't enough, Hong has them basically do the same thing two more times, thereby providing further aggravation instead of illumination. This flippant, light-hearted approach worked in the more developed Night and Day with a Korean in Paris - here, carefree Huppert flits about in her sun dresses and men fall to their knees. Must be the soju.