‘Return To Seoul’ Review: A Delicate, Penetrating Character Study

Jan 19, 2023

Davy Chou’s “Return to Seoul” is a fast one for the books, a film that (contrary to so much of contemporary cinema) delivers exponentially more than it promises. It begins as a modest, observational slice-of-life drama and slowly transforms into a movie about the lies we tell ourselves — about who we are, what we feel, and what we need.
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We meet Freddie (Park Ji-Min) as she’s checking into a guest house in Seoul.
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