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The story was one of isolation,loneliness, alienation and redemption via metaphysical and spiritual means.
Critics need to have some knowledge of the culture, mores, and psychology of the subject material to properly understand protagonists; and also remember that movies are essentially fantasy.
This movie was a fine, and fascinatingly eidolonic tale. If I want 'gritty realism'('real' as perceived by Hollywood) or mindless entertainment I will watch one of the many hideously stupid American films. Or maybe some Bollywood offering.
The story centers around an old man in his sixties who has been raising a young girl(Han Yeo Reum, Samaritan girl) since childhood on a ship that floats unanchored off Korea's coastline. The girl hasn't been outside the confides of the boat and as a result, her world are obviously quite limited, but still she seems satisfied and happy, and the old man plans to marry her the day she reaches legal age. The two make their living by hosting fishermen aboard the boat, and also tell fortunes in a rather bizarre and dangerous fashion, by shooting arrows whizzing past the girl's head into a Buddhist painting on the side of the boat. Afterwards, the girl whispers in the old man's ear the 'said' fortune. (This method of fortune-telling appears to have been invented by Kim, though possibly inspired by the common practice of dropping a dart onto a spinning disc as I've read)
The film opens in striking fashion with a shot of the weapon that inspired the film's title. When fitted with an additional piece, the bow becomes a stringed instrument. Sadly, however, the instrument doesn't fit into the film's plot beyond providing for occasional mood music.Read more ›
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It is second film by same director, great job of hidden meanings
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Disappointed with the movie...to big of a age gender between the charaters.Published 2 months ago by IRENA
Stange and fascinating: The two actors are outstanding, the story mysterious, disturbing.Published 12 months ago by S. Osis
Not quite what I expected but it's okay, I have certain friends and embers of my family that I would recommend it to.Published 21 months ago by Eugene A. Crawford
The movie should have been Child Bride on Boat! More a tale of old man wanting to marry girl can not afford bride. Read morePublished on October 28, 2013 by martin
This is the best movie I've ever seen! With so many spiritual teachings. And beautiful music, story, nature and meaning with the story that you can interpret on so many levels,... Read morePublished on October 22, 2013 by Josefine Worsøe
I enjoy mostly all of the Korean movies , there are some horror movies I can't get into but on the most part the Korean movies are great.Published on August 1, 2013 by Rebecca Watts
I have watched this movie 3 times now and have enjoyed it more and more. Very good story line and the acting is very good.Published on April 22, 2013 by Elizabeth