Night and Day (2008 film)

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Night and Day
Night and Day film poster.jpg
Theatrical poster
Revised Romanization Bam-goa Nat
McCune–Reischauer Pam-koa Nat
Directed by Hong Sang-soo
Produced by Kang Dong-goo
Kim Yeong-deok
Oh Jeong-wan
Jo Kwang-hee
Written by Hong Sang-soo
Starring Kim Young-ho
Park Eun-hye
Hwang Soo-jung
Narrated by Kim Yeong-ho
Music by Jeong Yong-jin
Cinematography Kim Hoon-kwang
Edited by Hahm Seong-won
Bom Films
Distributed by Sponge Entertainment
Release date
  • 12 February 2008 (2008-02-12) (Berlinale)
  • 28 February 2008 (2008-02-28)
Running time
144 minutes
Country South Korea
Language Korean
Box office $208,859[1]

Night and Day (Hangul밤과 낮) is a 2008 South Korean comedy-drama film written and directed by Hong Sang-soo, starring Kim Young-ho and Park Eun-hye. The film competed for the Golden Bear at the 58th Berlin International Film Festival.


In the summer of 2007, Kim Seong-nam, a painter in his forties, travels to Paris, France to escape arrest for smoking marijuana, leaving his wife behind in Korea. While there he meets an ex-girlfriend, Min-seon, and is introduced to a small community of Korean artists.



Night and Day premiered at the 58th Berlin International Film Festival on 12 February 2008.[2] It was released in South Korean theatres on 28 February, and as of 13 July had received a total of 13,928 admissions with a gross of $75,557.[3][4]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Night and Day won the award for Best Film at the 17th Buil Film Awards, held on 9 October 2008.[5] Hong Sang-soo was nominated for Best Screenplay at the 2008 Asia Pacific Screen Awards.


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  2. ^ "Korean drama 'Night and Day' premieres in Berlin". HanCinema, 13 February 2008; originally published by The Korea Herald. Retrieved on 27 November 2008.
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  4. ^ "South Korea Box Office July 11–13, 2008". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved on 27 November 2008.
  5. ^ Yi Ch’ang-ho. "The Chaser extends awards lead". Korean Film Council, 24 October 2008. Retrieved on 27 November 2008.

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