Woman is the Future of Man (Yeojaneun namjaui miraeda)
Woman is the Future of Man (Yeojaneun namjaui miraeda) (2004)

Two college buddies embark on journey to find the woman they both fell in love with at different times in their past.

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: April 3, 2007
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Rotten Tomatoes™
Critic Score
78%
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User Score
53%


Critic Score: 78% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Tom Keogh
Seattle Times

Acutely perceptive and mournful character study.

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V.A. Musetto
New York Post

If [viewers] stick around, however, they might find themselves becoming fans of the cerebral South Korean auteur.

Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Hong sticks to lengthy, static shots, but still somehow manages a heartbreaking grace.

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Anthony Lane
New Yorker

Hong has a grace and stealth of his own, and his scenes tend to tilt in directions that few of us would dare to predict.

Derek Elley
Variety

Basically, it's an elegant jeu, played and constructed with an almost Gallic lightness heightened by Jeong Yong-jin's bursts of music, all bouncy piano and pizzicato.

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Kam Williams
Upstage Magazine

Brace yourself for several extended, sexually-explicit scenes which would qualify as soft porn. Rebels in heat looking for release, not for love or a relationship.

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Duane Byrge
Hollywood Reporter

Hong Sangsoo's character development and, similarly, relationship progression never develop beyond the slam-bang aspects of romance.

Mary Jacobi
Village Voice

Hong may experiment with story flow and import, but he's nothing if not focused on Korean twentysomethings and their untethered life path of power-boozing, disconnection, and romantic failure.

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Eric Monder
Film Journal International

Isn't terrible. but it doesn't linger well in the memory.

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Flixster Audience Score: 53% Flixster User Reviews
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]"Woman is the Future of Man" starts with Hyeon-gon(Tae-woo Kim) arriving back in Korea from America where he was attending film… More