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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 Jem Cohen ... Staff
Caitlin Ewald ... Bartender
Jim Dougherty ... Aaron
Joseph Anthony Foronda Joseph Anthony Foronda ... Prof. Jae Yong Lee
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

Columbus, Indiana is known as "The Athens on the Prarie" 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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Connections

Referenced in Athens of the Prairie (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Eat the Night
Written and Performed by The Ettes
Published by Walking Around Sense Music
Courtesy of Fond Object Records
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Modern minimalism with timeless substance; Realistically Optimistic!
2 January 2018 | by JoeMIHSee all my reviews

Columbus, like many recent indie films, draws from the realities often overlooked and almost even concealed by the overpowering push toward modernity. Kogonada elucidates the real life emotions interwoven by relationships that are unhampered by technology; optimistically demonstrating how our feelings and thoughts are so salient in face to face experience that sustaining our reticence becomes more than unreasonable. The film is minimalistic in almost every sense; whether in the subtlety and astuteness of Hammock's music, the alluring stillness of Elisha Christian's cinematography or simply the fact that it was filmed entirely in Columbus Indiana over 18 days. The portrayals of Jin & Casey by John Cho & Haley Lu Richardson are overwhelmingly distilled and encapsulate the emotions of the characters in such a way to inspire both progressive introspection & nostalgia for a seemingly boundless innocence. Though Columbus is dimly innovative, Kogonada shows an incredible attention to detail creating a powerful and cohesive film that is more than worth a watch.


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