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Late Autumn

Late Autumn

Man Chu

Kim Tae-Yong

  • Country: South Korea
  • Year: 2010
  • Language: English, Mandarin, Korean
  • Producer: Jooick Lee, Nansun Shi, Sung Woo Cho
  • Executive Producer: Steven Nam, Yong Duk Kim, Rich Cowan, Michael Peyser
  • Screenplay: Kim Tae-Yong
  • Runtime: 113
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Anna is on her way to Seattle to attend her mother's funeral while on a special weekend release from prison. On the bus, she meets Hoon, a "companion for hire" for lonely, older women. Both are running away but both find something in each other while spending a day together.

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screening times

    • Friday September 10
    • 10:15:00 PM
    • Sunday September 12
    • 3:00:00 PM
    • AMC 2
    • Sunday September 19
    • 5:45:00 PM
    • AMC 2

Note: indicates Premium Screening.

official description

Late Autumn is an enchanting tale of two unlikely misfits who fall in love, despite all odds. Director Kim Tae-Yong’s subtle and nuanced direction elicits wonderful performances from his lead actors, crafting a lyrical and captivating love story.

The film opens with Anna (Wei Tang), a young woman wandering through the streets of a Seattle suburb. Her face bruised and her clothes torn, she’s clearly been badly beaten by someone. We soon learn that, in self-defence, she has killed her abusive husband. Seven years later, Anna is in a US prison, serving out the sentence for her crime, until the day that she gets a phone call from her sister. Her mother has died, and Anna has a two-day leave from prison to take a bus to Seattle to attend the funeral.

As the bus pulls away, one last passenger scrambles aboard. Hoon (Bin Hyeon), a well-dressed young man, doesn’t have enough money to pay for his ticket and asks to borrow the remaining thirty dollars from Anna. She reluctantly agrees, and so begins a strange and beautiful friendship. Anna is withdrawn and reluctant to speak. Hoon draws her out of her shell with his charm and amicable nature, making her laugh for the first time in years. But Hoon has a secret. Someone is after him and wants to kill him. Will forty-eight hours be enough time for this convict and this fugitive to make a connection and escape from their loneliness?

Filled with whimsy, pathos and beauty, Late Autumn is simultaneously delightful and sobering. Wei Tang is entrancing as Anna, appearing as a woman who was emotionally and physically wounded, apprehensively learning to love again. Bin Hyeon is charming as Hoon, a man with a shady past who makes a once-in-a-lifetime connection.

Delightful and heart-warming, Late Autumn is an accomplished film by a talented director.

Giovanna Fulvi

director bio

Kim Tae-Yong was born in Seoul. He is a graduate of the Korean Academyof Film Arts and the Australian Film Television and Radio School.He made his feature debut as co-director of WhisperingCorridors II: Memento Mori (99). He has since contributed a short film tothe omnibus work Twentidentity (segment,04) and directed the documentary On theRoad (05) and the fictional features FamilyTies (06) and Late Autumn (10).

full credits

Principal Cast: Tang Wei, Hyun Bin
Jooick Lee, Nansun Shi, Sung Woo Cho
Executive Producer:
Steven Nam, Yong Duk Kim, Rich Cowan, Michael Peyser
Woo Hyung Kim
Steve Choe, Jin Lee
Ye Young Hong, Ji Young Sung
Sung Woo Cho
Production Designer:
Seong Hie Ryu
International Sales Agent:
 Boram Entertainment
Production Company:
Boram Entertainment
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