A mysterious person calls a young man and informs him that his estranged father has died in a country village. The curious son travels to the town to discover what happened. From there out ... See full summary »
A mysterious person calls a young man and informs him that his estranged father has died in a country village. The curious son travels to the town to discover what happened. From there out the audience is led on a thrilling and hauntingly atmospheric journey into the history of the father and the truth about his relationship to the threatening and violent locals. The film is 2h40m, long even for Korean standards, but it is the magically haunting and at the same time threatening atmosphere in the film that sustains the audience interest. Let yourself be carried away... Written by
A Dutch fellow
The story is quality and has some decent twists. The action-oriented scenes (there aren't really any actual action scenes) are well-done and entertaining.
There are a lot of flashbacks which help explain what is going on, though it is often hard to tell who is who in the flashback scenes because it seems that different actors are used, if only for some of the characters.
There are a few neat aspects to the movie which are somewhat unique and contribute to its quality.
Most of the actors are high quality and well-cast, especially the two leads. There are some comic relief henchmen who are also quite good.
It could do to be half an hour shorter, though there is not much else to complain about.
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