In Another Country is a film set in South Korea, an experimental comical narrative divided in 3 parts, where the only constant is a hilarious male lifeguard looking to charm Isabelle Huppert’s character using a most funny English language. Three different short stories in one feature film, where we see Huppert impersonate first a famous French filmmaker, then the wife of a Korean man on an adultery rendezvous with a Korean filmmaker, then a divorcee looking for answers. Characters are quasi-drunk. They are immature and comical. Humour abounds from the clumsy interactions between the western woman and the asian men. Cultural mixups all over.
The film feels like a breath of fresh air because of its playful form, its shifting characters and Huppert’s moods (she’s simply exceptionally talented).