Time (2006 film)
Time film poster
|Directed by||Kim Ki-duk|
|Written by||Kim Ki-duk|
|Distributed by||Happinet Pictures Korea|
Seh-hee and Ji-woo (Ha Jung-woo) are a young couple two years into their relationship. Though he never acts on his impulses, Ji-woo has something of a roving eye and Seh-hee is intensely jealous and fearful that Ji-woo will soon lose interest and leave her. Believing that Ji-woo is bored with seeing the same, boring her all the time, Seh-hee takes drastic action, leaving him without warning and having drastic cosmetic surgery, taking on a new face, which she hopes to use to snare him again, under an assumed identity, once she has healed. But when Ji-woo shows interest in this new and "improved" Seh-hee (Sung Hyun-ah), it triggers only more self-doubt and loathing. After all, he may love the 'new' girl, but does this mean that he has rejected the old? Seh-hee is utterly trapped in her own insecurities, a situation that prompts Ji-woo to take drastic action of his own.
Of 33 critics counted on Rotten Tomatoes, 79% positively reviewed Time, with the critics' consensus being: "A tale of love and plastic surgery, Kim Ki-Duk's haunting film is both wryly comic and disturbing." The film holds a 73/100 on Metacritic.
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