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2003 - Kim Ki-duk - 103 mins - South Korea/Germany
Thu 13 Jan 2005 at 8.30pm
Astor Cinema, Scariff
Midnight Court Rating: 5.0 (4 votes)
Verdicts from the Midnight Court
I saw this movie last month.
It was a revelation for me!
There is no words to describe my feelings!
Thu 2 Mar 2006
One of the greatest movies ever.
A shrine, floating on a moutain lake, surrounded by endless forests. A small boat, to link with the ground. There is the gate, perhaps some fences too, only the movie don't show the fences, as we pass from one world to another only through the gate.
Probably inside the shrine the rooms have also walls, the movie don't show them either. What use would be? Use is there only for doors, to open and to close.
Everything is slow there, the shrine is for meditation. An old monk, and along with him a dog, a cat, a cock, a sneak, these are probably the spirits of the deceased monks.
And an apprentice, a kid who is raised by the old monk and is finding his road in life.
And here, so far from the world, here is the road of life, here the apprentice learns the great and simple lessons of life, and each age is like a season.
Innocence, lust, sin, lost of hope, remords, punishment, illumination - the road of life.
It's so beautiful !
Fri 11 Mar 2005