• Released
  • May 14, 2004
  • 1 hr 28 min
  • Drama
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Woman Is the Future of Man Synopsis
Two old friends reunite and go in search of a young woman each had romanced years earlier.
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The New York Times

By Manohla Dargis
Mr. Hong is not yet the equal of Mr. Antonioni, but it has become increasingly difficult to see intellectually stimulating, aesthetically...
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75

New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
Viewers not accustomed to Hong's style of leisurely paced filmmaking - long, static takes with lots of talking - might be tempted to leave...
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75

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

By Sean Axmaker
Behind the dry humor is a sense of hollowness in the two men who obliviously fall back into old patterns of reckless, loveless sex without...
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70

Variety

By Derek Elley
Taken as a film about muddling along, "Woman" never bores the viewer with indecisive filmmaking. Basically, it's an elegant jeu, played and...
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60

The New Yorker

By Anthony Lane
Woman Is the Future of Man is doomed to infuriate, and its scrutiny of disconnected beings, filmed in long, hold-your-breath takes, might...
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60

Village Voice

By Michael Atkinson
We're accustomed to an omniscient understanding of what movie characters, particularly in dramas about love and loss, are thinking, but...
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50

The New Republic

By Stanley Kauffmann
The danger in Hong's procedure is obvious. Dramatists learned long ago that it is risky to include a static character because he may so...
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40

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A romantic and philosophical muddle.
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