Night and Day (Bam gua nat)
Night and Day (Bam gua nat) (2009)

Anthology is thrilled to present the New York Theatrical Premiere Run of NIGHT AND DAY by gifted Korean auteur Hong Sang-soo, who has established himself as world cinema's poet of male narcissism, desire, and neurosis. For more than a… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: October 23, 2009
DVD Release Date: January 9, 2012
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Critic Score: 92% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

The South Korean director Hong Sang-soo unleashes yet another emotionally stunted antihero in Night and Day, a rambling study of male arrested development.

Derek Smith
Tiny Mix Tapes

The directness of Sun-nam's voiceover encapsulates what's salient about Hong's approach, which lays everything bare and leaves little room for ambiguity.

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Kam Williams

An intriguing look at a hedonist in the midst of a midlife crisis, a creep whose dalliances and denial slowly catch up with him.

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Scott Foundas
Village Voice

Finally, he arrives at a masterfully deployed bit of third-act rug-pulling so unexpected that it may be Hong's way of saying we are all stumbling toward an uncertain horizon.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Our muscular antihero protagonist turns out to be the lost soul from Seoul, whose utterances of love and seemingly sincere actions always remain suspect.

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Kent Turner

Ah, to be middle aged, footloose, and fancy free!

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Derek Elley

Very Korean in its emotional content, while also preserving a quizzical distance that is quite French, pic is one of his lightest and most easily digestible metaphysical meals to date.

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Chris Cabin

touches on such diverse subjects as religion, North Korea, and the world of dreams

Kevin B. Lee
Slant Magazine

Following his most even-handed exploration of male-female sexual conflict in Woman on the Beach, Hong Sang-soo hurtles full-bore into the subjectivity of the horny man with Night and Day.

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Flixster Audience Score: 68% Flixster User Reviews
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On the run from the law in his native South Korea, Seong-nam(Kim Yeong-ho), an art student, ends up in Paris where he lives in a guesthouse room with ten other… More