Domangchin yeoja

The Woman Who Ran | Die Frau, die rannte
While her husband is on a business trip, Gamhee meets three women on the outskirts of Seoul. She first visits two close friends at their homes; the third, an older acquaintance, she encounters by chance at an independent cinema. On the surface, Hong Sangsoo’s 24th film sees this masterful filmmaker in an even more minimalistic mode, paring down his style – heavy on long takes, dialogue and zooms – to its essence, and presenting the three rendezvous with slight repetitions and variations. Yet the film’s breezy structure is punctuated by unwelcome interactions with interrupting, irate males. Gamhee in particular leaves much unsaid in conversations with her friends, but this still resonates. And then there’s the enigmatic title. Who is the woman who ran? What is she running away from, and why? With Hong’s maturation as an artist, the time has come to stop comparing him to Eric Rohmer or Woody Allen, and start talking about Anton Chekhov. Hong’s topic is the human condition: what it is like to be and to live as expressed by the way we communicate. Domangchin Yeoja (The Woman Who Ran) is a beguiling, mysterious gem that once more implies that an infinite number of worlds are possible.
by Hong Sangsoo
with Kim Minhee, Seo Younghwa, Song Seonmi, Kim Saebyuk, Lee Eunmi, Kwon Haehyo, Shin Seokho, Ha Seongguk
Republic of Korea 2019 Korean 77’ Colour World premiere


  • Kim Minhee (Gamhee)
  • Seo Younghwa (Youngsoon)
  • Song Seonmi (Suyoung)
  • Kim Saebyuk (Woojin)
  • Lee Eunmi (Youngji)
  • Kwon Haehyo (Mr. Jung)
  • Shin Seokho (Cat Man)
  • Ha Seongguk (Young Poet)


Written and Directed byHong Sangsoo
CinematographyKim Sumin
EditingHong Sangsoo
MusicHong Sangsoo
SoundSeo Jihoon
Assistant DirectorShin Seokho
ProducerHong Sangsoo
Executive ProducerHong Sangsoo

Produced by

Jeonwonsa Film Co. Production

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Hong Sangsoo

Born in Seoul, South Korea in 1960. Since 1996, he has written and directed 24 films, four of which have already been invited to the Berlinale Competition, including most recently The Woman Who Ran in 2020.

Filmography (selection)

1996 Daijiga umule pajinnal (The Day a Pig Fell Into the Well) 1998 Kangwon-do ui him (The Power of Kangwon Province) 2000 Oh soo-jung (Virgin Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors) 2002 Saenghwalui balgyeon (Turning Gate) 2004 Yeojaneun namjaui miraeda (Woman Is the Future of Man) 2005 Geuk jang jeon (A Tale of Cinema) 2006 Haebyuneui Yeoin (Woman on the Beach) 2008 Bam gua nat (Night and Day) 2009 Jal al-ji-do mot-ha-myeon-seo (Like You Know It All) 2010 Hahaha · Ok-hui-ui yeonghwa (Oki’s Movie) 2011 Book-chon-bang-hyang (The Day He Arrives) 2012 Da-reun na-ra-e-seo (In Another Country) 2013 Nugu-ui ttal-do anin haewon (Nobody’s Daughter Haewon) · U ri sunhi (Our Sunhi) 2014 Jayueui onduk (Hill of Freedom) 2015 Jigeumeun matgo geuttaeneun teullida (Right Now, Wrong Then) 2016 Dangsinjasingwa dangsinui geot (Yourself and Yours) 2017 Bamui haebyun-eoseo honja (On the Beach at Night Alone) · Keul-le-eo-ui ka-me-la (Claire’s Camera) · Geu-hu (The Day After) 2018 Pul-lp-Deul (Grass) 2019 Gang-Byun-Ho-Tel (Hotel by the River) · Domangchin yeoja (The Woman Who Ran) 2020 Inteurodeoksyeon (Introduction)

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2021