Dir: Lee Myung-se (Duelist/Hyeongsa , Nowhere to Hide/Injeong sajeong bol geot eobtda)
Cast: Kang Dong-won, Lee Yeon-hee, Kong Hyo-jin
South Korea, 2007 (festival release date)
Seen: TIFF 2007
Reason to see: This was my anticipated film of the TIFF in 2007. I absolutely loved Duelist from 2005 which combined a beautiful story, fantastic visuals and tugged at the heart strings but also and soaring swords. I’d be happy to see anything by Lee Myung-se and now I know why the fans in the audience that year were so excited.
A truly wonderful film to watch. The visual description is so delicious and varied, layer upon layer of sights and sounds. There was an air of mystery to everything which perfectly pararelled the story. Not to be missed for us visual folk. The Q&A was also delightful where director Lee Myung-se revealed that the idea of this film began with a dream he had where he met Hitchcock, who gave him a book in the dream titled "M".
Shannon's Overall View:
I loved it
I'll buy it
I highly recommend it
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© Shannon Ridler, 2007