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DAYTIME DRINKING (2008)
  • Director NOH Young-seok
    Year 2008
    Status Completed
    Genre drama
    Starring Sam-dong SONG, Sang-yeop YUK, Kang-hee KIM
    Running Time 116 min.
    Country of Production Korea
    Festival & Awards 2008 Locarno Int’l Film Festival - Special Mention
    2008 Toronto International Film Festival - Discovery
    2009 Vesoul International Film Festival - Asian INALCO Jury Award
    2009 International Film Festival Rotterdam - Bright Future
    Synopsis After breaking up with his girlfriend, Hyuk-Jin hangs around in a bar with his friends. Totally drunk, they decide to travel to Joengseon, a small town in Gangwon Province to console Hyuk-jin’s broken heart.

    Next day, Hyuk-jin gets on the bus to Joengseon but he finds out he is the only one who made it to the destination. He calls up his friends but they cannot come together due to a terrible hangover.

    One of his friends suggests visiting a lodge run by his old pal from the college. Intrigued Hyuk-jin goes to find the lodge but ends up in a wrong place. Hyuk-jin doesn’t realize that this is the start of his strange journey. He encounters with strange couple and gets invited for a drink. When the guy falls asleep drunk, the girl seduces Hyuk-jin. Next morning Hyuk-jin opens his eyes on the middle of snowy high way without his cell phone and wallet as well as his pants. He hitchhikes to survive, then a kind but somewhat weird driver offers him a drive and a drink again.

    Now Hyuk-jin has to find a way to get out of the world’s worst hangover and to end his drunken odyssey.
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