Verdict: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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We are all empty houses, waiting for someone to open the lock and set us free.

There’s something romantic about living on extremes. This applies as much to my film taste as it does to my day-to-day life. Nowhere is this more evident than in a crucial element of cinema - dialogues. On the one hand, you have Celine and Jesse showing us the entire world through their words, while on the other you have Sun and Tae doing the same thing without speaking a word. Both are equally satisfying for the soul.

A lovely introduction to the cinema of Kim Ki-Duk.