I've watched Hong Sang-soo's movie "The Day After". When I heard this title which is translated into Japanese, I remembered Souseki Natsume's novel. Exactly, Souseki's name is used in this movie so I think probably Hong Sang-soo has read Souseki's novels. If I think so, this movie also gets looking like Souseki. A product by an intelligent modern person, and also he must be very sensitive.
TBH I have stopped drinking alcohol so I felt awkward because the characters drink alcohol too much. Or they enjoy their conversation well. I found that in this movie two people ofter talk about something. They sit and in the center of them, a table has been put. I can find the usage of a table in Hong Sang-soo's other movie. Like this, Hong-Sang-soo tries to record their "dialogues".
And they talk about macro topics as God and love. Their talking is not just a fashion or trend of the time. They tell their problems or difficulties in life. Or I should say they "confess". That kind of "dialogue" seems to be like Souseki's novels. In Japan, at least from one of his readers, Souseki tries to describe the same "intelligent modern person"'s problems.
Finally, the romance has not happened (at least clearly described). But we have to live on "the day after". We have to watch what will happen in "the day after". If the director thinks of this truth, he must be very smart. But he may describe the main man's misery. The main man is treated like a miserable, wishy-washy man. And the women who are attracted to him become pure and strong people. How about this perspective by feminism? Does the main man have something wrong with himself? I can't see... maybe that's because I'm also male. Hong Sang-soo must be a romantist.