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Columbus (2017)

Not Rated | | Drama | 4 August 2017 (USA)
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A Korean-born man finds himself stuck in Columbus, Indiana, where his architect father is in a coma. The man meets a young woman who wants to stay in Columbus with her mother, a recovering addict, instead of pursuing her own dreams.

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Kogonada

Writer:

Kogonada
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Cho ... Jin
Haley Lu Richardson ... Casey
Parker Posey ... Eleanor
Michelle Forbes ... Maria
Rory Culkin ... Gabriel
Erin Allegretti ... Emma
Shani Salyers Stiles ... Vanessa
Reen Vogel ... Cleaner
Rosalyn R. Ross ... Christine (as Rosalyn Ross)
Lindsey Shope ... Sarah
Jem Cohen ... Staff
Caitlin Ewald ... Bartender
Jim Dougherty ... Aaron
Joseph Anthony Foronda Joseph Anthony Foronda ... Prof. Jae Yong Lee
Alphaeus Green Jr. Alphaeus Green Jr. ... ICC Guide
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A Korean-born man finds himself stuck in Columbus, Indiana, where his architect father is in a coma. The man meets a young woman who wants to stay in Columbus with her mother, a recovering addict, instead of pursuing her own dreams.

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Korean

Release Date:

4 August 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Columbus See more »

Filming Locations:

Columbus, Indiana, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$26,820, 6 August 2017

Gross USA:

$1,017,107

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,093,077
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

According to Kogonada, for Casey architecture is "an entrance to a way of seeing." See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
[korean, subtitled]
Eleanor: [searching for the Professor, Jin's father] Professor! Professor! Professor? Professor! Professor! There you are. Thought I lost you.
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Referenced in Athens of the Prairie See more »

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Eat the Night
Written and Performed by The Ettes
Published by Walking Around Sense Music
Courtesy of Fond Object Records
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Absolutely stunning
4 September 2017 | by steelhammermollySee all my reviews

The cinematography and music is as architectural as Columbus, Ohio. Every image is focused on and framed by the architecture present. This beautifully emphasizes the thing that brings the two leads together. While it isn't necessarily a shared interest, architecture becomes a means to discuss what ails their lives. They come to compliment each other, in their differences. They are both very real, honest, open characters. The dialog asks the big questions: Is work more important than family? Is family more important than going after your dreams? The characters play with these ideas and confide in each other's different experiences.

This movie is written, directed, and shot in the most architecturally stunning way. The performances are natural and honest. All around this is a must see. I cannot recommend it enough.


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