Lisa Schwarzbaum
July 18, 2007 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Time

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
Unrated
runtime
97 minutes
Limited Release Date
07/13/07
performer
Park Ji-yun, Ha Jung-woo
director
Kim Ki-Duk
distributor
Lifesize
author
Kim Ki-Duk
genre
Drama, Foreign Language

We gave it an C+

A jealous girlfriend (Seong Hyeon-ah), convinced her boyfriend (Ha Jung-woo) is growing tired of her ”same boring face,” disappears and turns to surgery to buy a new one. Then the jilted boyfriend meets a ”new” girl (Park Ji-yun), who is actually the old girl. And then it gets weirder. Time, Kim Ki-Duk’s pointed commentary on surfaces and consumer fads — with particular meaning for plastic-surgery-obsessed South Korea — is as tautly ”pretty” and inexpressive as the results for those who compulsively seek cosmetic perfection.

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