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      This Charming Girl

      2004 1h 39m Drama List
      Reviews 55% Audience Score 250+ Ratings A study of a female post office worker's emotional life. Read More Read Less

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      Amy Taubin Film Comment Magazine This Charming Girl is a minor miracle, not just for its feminist politics but also for Lee's filmmaking precision and his ability to convey the unspoken and often unconscious deployment of power. Aug 27, 2019 Full Review Panos Kotzathanasis HanCinema As a portrait of things hidden underneath conventionality, "This Charming Girl" is utterly successful, as a film that benefits the most by Kim Ji-soo's presence, and a lesson in restraint that ends up in an utterly realistic spectacle. Apr 28, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member I was really expeting much from this film... The only thing that i really liked is the Camera Movements.... Too many questions are still unanswered on this one... Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/12/23 Full Review Audience Member Slice of life movie that isn't really all that interesting. I guess I can see why it would be appealing but it just didn't work for me. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/07/23 Full Review Audience Member For most of this I thought it had a chance to make my list. I really dug how understated the material was and the director also makes some excellent impressionistic triggers into memory. The Jeanne Dielman-like stoic neurosis of the main character was right up my alley, but unfortunately the director eventually opted to try to explain the character using a cliched emotional baggage schtick, especially when it's so incongruent with the obliqueness of the rest of the film. To its credit it ends on a very ambivalent note, avoiding the trap of resolving all tension. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 01/18/23 Full Review Audience Member This Charming Girl is one of those films that works more as an observation. The script never intrudes on the protagonists life, thoughts or feelings. Instead we are treated to fantastic minimalist scenes that use the actors performance to convey what is going on. It isn't explicitly spelled out in the dialogue and some scenes will depend on your interpretation. It's a staggering performance. The film as a whole does tend to drag in places but it adds to the overall impact of other scenes. The build up of ordinary life becoming almost tedious but impossible to resist. It isn't entertainment, nor is it educational, it is simply a record of emotions. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/20/23 Full Review Audience Member 2005 Seattle International Film Festival Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/30/23 Full Review Audience Member Guney Kore'den kaliteli bir drama. Monoton bir yasam suren bir kadinin hikayesi. Daha iyi olabilirdi ama kisa suresi ile iyi bir drama. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/14/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis A study of a female post office worker's emotional life.
      Director
      Lee Yoon-ki
      Producer
      Il-jung Yoon
      Screenwriter
      Lee Yoon-ki
      Production Co
      LJ Film
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      Korean
      Runtime
      1h 39m