Number of Times Seen – Twice (4 Mar 2008 and 20 Mar 2021)
Brief Synopsis – A loner who breaks into empty houses meets an abused wife and tries to care for her.
My Take on it – Really fascinating film that leaves so much to ponder afterwards.
As someone who isn’t the biggest fan of Foreign Language films, this one was great for me due to the fact that there isn’t much talking between the characters but rather they interact in physical ways throughout.
The story has minimal dialogue yet is able to tell such a powerful story that can be seen from the eyes of both of the main characters.
The story shows how two lonely people can end up meeting and wish that the other can rescue them from their seemingly trapped life.
The way that things plays out is intriguing and allows the viewer to get a glimpse into these characters lives.
Love the ambiguity of parts of the story because it shows how things can be interpreted in numerous ways.
The love story between these characters is also dealt with in a minimalist way, yet it works so well in letting the viewer understand everything going on with them the entire time.
The characters are both developed really well and that helps make their stories resonate so much better with the viewer because they come across in a very realistic fashion the whole way through.
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Director Kim ki-Duk wrote the screenplay of the movie in one month, the movie was filmed in 16 days and the film editing was done in 10 days. (From IMDB)
Rating – Globe Worthy (7/10)
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