Microhabitat (2017)

  • Not Rated
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Release year: 2017 (2018-03-22)
  • Running time: 106 min
  • Original Title: So-gong-nyeo
  • Voted: 537
So-gong-nyeo is a movie starring Esom, Jae-hong Ahn, and Duk-moon Choi. Whiskey and cigarettes, the only things of keeping her dignity in this city.
2Jae-hong Ahn\N
3Duk-moon Choi\N
4Jin-ah Kang\N
5Sung-Wook Lee\N
  • Well observed and beautiful 3/23/2019 12:00:00 AM by roland-169 9

    I think this film can be compared with 'Roma'. Its not so much the telling of a story - but there is a story - as a well crafted observation of life. Through the eyes of the main protagonist, Mi-So, we see how a group of friends from University, have both moved on it their lives but yet are imprisoned in and by their new existences. Mi-So makes the decision to give up her tiny apartment and sofa surf at the homes of each her friends and so giving her and us a chance to see into her friends' lives. Each friend is trapped in some way by their life's circumstance - marriages, separations, in-laws, dull jobs, moving back home to live with parents etc. They have all moved on but none have found freedom or real fulfillment. In the end even Mi-So's boyfriend gives up on his dream of being a comic book creator and takes a job off in the Middle East. Mi-So herself either chooses not to move on or cannot and remains somehow true to terms of her own existence. This film is moving, compassionate and joy to watch. If you loved Roma I think you will love this. If you loved Tokyo Story you will love this. A classic

1Tae-soo Kimcinematographer
2Jeon Go-Woondirector
3Kim Soon-Moproducer