Top Korean Films of 2010

5. HaHaHa

The first of Hong Sang-soo's 2010 films may be his funniest as well as his most accessible.  Anyone looking for a way into Hong's oeuvre should look no further.  Besides its humour throughout, HaHaHa also exhibits all of the traits that Hong has become known and loved for.  Once again reveling in repetition and everyday minutiae, the film carefully lays bare two intellectuals' neurosis during a trip to a small town.  As with many of his other films it employs a fascinating structure that is at once prosaic and inspired.  HaHaHa cleverly leads us to doubt the protagonists accounts of their sojourn in the seaside town and this coupled with some La Jetee-style scenes bring to mind some larger questions of the authenticity of our own memory.  One of Hong's best and a good second chance for anyone who has not previously connected with his work.

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