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Right Now, Wrong Then

by HONG Sang-soo

Right Now, Wrong Then 2

Taking literally the tease that his work is a series of little differentiated variations of the same film, with Right Now, Wrong Then, Hong Sang-Soo proposes two films in one, which echo one another in a closeness that is more direct than usual. Trusting but immediately intrigued, the spectator discovers a first seemingly erroneous title, Right Then, Wrong Now, leading into a story with perfectly familiar figures: a roaming filmmaker meets an admiring young woman, in this case a painter. The comfort we feel on finding the habitual narrative patterns ideally prepares the ground for the delicious surprise of a second half, which bears the film’s original title and goes about correcting the previously related events. Set in the same spaces, in the same order with the same characters, this variation of the story explores other possibilities, and the romantic encounter on which is it built takes another subtle but profoundly different turn. Tiny differences, with a comical slant that delight the inevitably complicit spectator. Herein lies all the art of the brilliant Korean storyteller.


  • Titre français
    Right Now, Wrong Then
  • Original title
  • Titre international
    Right Now, Wrong Then
  • Scénario
    Hong Sang-soo
  • Son
    Song Yea-jin
  • Musique
    Jeong Yong-jin
  • Interprétation
    Jung Jae-young , Kim Minhee
  • Production
    Jeonwonsa Film Co.
  • Distribution
    Les Acacias distribution :
  • Support de projection
  • Sous-titrage
    VOST électronique

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