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4.0 out of 5 stars
Good but not a masterpiece, 29 Aug. 2011
While not as stunning as his 3 Iron, one of the best films in 2008, this is nevertheless one of the best films from the Korean new wave of directors such as Kim Ki Duk and Lee Chang-Dong.
The central character is a condemned prisoner who repeatedly attempts suicide, thereby delaying his execution as the authorities have to let him recover so he will be fit for capital punishment.
The heroine is a woman who hears about him on the news and makes a number of surreal visits to him in prison.