Release Date: August 10, 2006
Directed By: Ki-duk Kim
“The South Korean Answer to Vertigo…a dance along the rim of insanity”, hailed John Anderson of NY Newsday), I found the tale of this twisted heroine (if you can call a crazy chick with severe body dysmorphic issues that) surreal yet relatable.
I notice that a lot of my favorite foreign films have unbelievable plots, YET are so well told and executed with perfection, that the suspension of disbelief lingers to the point where you actually question “wait…is that actually possible?!”
Time forces you to recognize the ugly insecurities in past (or present) dysfunctional relationships you’ve had, with a cautionary tale of you-never-know-what-you-have-till-it’s gone. “A calmly assured spellbinder” (Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune), both women and men will identify with disturbed Seh-hee, in that sometimes…we go a little koo-koo for the ones we love, and push the delicate balance of sanity towards disturbing.
A timely twist in the end that leaves you with the feeling of confusion, all the while nodding in sense of ” of course. It makes sense now…but not really?”, great movies should ALWAYS make you think.