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Kwon (Seo Young-hwa) returns to Seoul from a restorative stay in the mountains. She is given a packet of letters left by Mori (Ryo Kase, Like Someone In Love), who has come back from Japan to propose to her. As she walks down a flight of stairs, Kwon drops and scatters the letters, all of which are undated. When she reads them, she has to make sense of the chronology… and so must we.


Shot in the narrow alleys, petite cafes and beautiful hanok inns of Seoul’s historic Jong-ro district, a favorite Hong location, HILL OF FREEDOM is a masterful, alternately funny and haunting, tale of love and longing from the great director.


"A Masterwork." ~The New Yorker

  • Year
    2014
  • Runtime
    67 minutes
  • Language
    Korean, Japanese, English
  • Country
    South Korea
  • Rating
    Not Rated
  • Note
    a Grasshopper Film release
  • Director
    Sang-soo Hong
  • Screenwriter
    Sang-soo Hong
  • Producer
    Cho-hee Kim
  • Cast
    Ryô Kase, So-Ri Moon, Young-hwa Seo
  • Cinematographer
    Hong-yeol Park
  • Editor
    Sung-Won Hahm
  • Composer
    Yong-jin Jeong