All of the stuff that includes the English language is disposable and sees the film and the director at his very worst; the inability to deliver the lines with any heft near enough cripples the film in these moments. Any scene dependent on Yeong-ae Lee is horrible. When she disappears and the film centres on what happened 'that night' and the film bursts into life as a fascinating drama that depicts the mind-set of the everyday Korean, away from political allegiances. It supposes that division is not a temporary, the Korean people will eventually find themselves as one due to the actions of people like those found here. Whats more it's very funny, the camaraderie between the men and how they are implicitly drawn and acted by the brilliant cast is endlessly engaging. Lee Byung-hun, Kang Ho-Song and Shin Ha-Kyu are all superb. Then there is the inventive, stylish camera work the Korean director has become renowned for. If only the English speaking segments stick their noses into proceedings, I wouldn't have any issue calling this Park Chan-Wook's best film. As is, the best all I can say is: this is where the director found his voice, where all the tropes he is known for started to take form. This is where Park Chan-Wook started to be a vital voice in the world of cinema, and right here he wasn't for from the director to see today, close but no cigar.