2011-2020ArthouseDramaSang-soo HongSouth Korea

Sang-soo Hong – Ja-yu-eui eon-deok AKA Hill of Freedom (2014)

Kwon (Seo Young-hwa) returns to Seoul from a restorative stay in the mountains. She is given a packet of letters left by Mori (Ryo Kase), who has come back from Japan to propose to her. As she walks down a flight of stairs, Kwon drops and scatters the letters, all of which are undated. When she reads them, she has to make sense of the chronology… and so must we. Alternately funny and haunting, Hill of Freedom is a series of disordered scenes based on the letters, echoing the cultural dislocation felt by Mori as he tries to make himself understood in halting English. At what point did he drink himself into a lonely stupor? Did he sleep with the waitress from the “Hill of Freedom” café (Moon So-ri) before or after he despaired of seeing Kwon again?

Shot in the narrow alleys, petite cafes and beautiful hanok inns of Seoul’s historic Jong-ro district, a favorite Hong location, Hill of Freedom is a masterful, alternately funny and haunting, tale of love and longing from the great director. Sixteen films into a three-decade career, Hong Sang-soo had achieved a rare simplicity in his storytelling, allowing for an ever-increasing psychological richness and complexity.

1.11GB | 1h 13m | 853×480 | mkv


Subtitles:English forced (srt), English,Korean (VobSub)


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