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Another quite interesting and extraordinary Kim Ki-Duk movie with a strange ending. One thing i noticed for Kim Ki-Duk works, no matter how odd, sometimes blood-freezing or shocking they are, at the end you just can’t help appreciating the creative mind and the deep talent lying behind.

In “The Bow”, there is a girl found by an old seaman when she was 6 years old and since then they have been living just on a boat in the middle of the sea. The girl is now 16 years old and she has never been stepped on any piece of earth within those years and the old man is the only bridge between the shore and herself.

She seems happy though with the love and care the old man provides for herself. They earn their living with the guests visiting their boat for fishing. While she becomes happy to see new faces on each visit, the old man is always cautious against others as he has other plans in mind, which is in line with the rumour among the fisher guests.

These rumours show the intention of old man which is to get married with the girl when she becomes 17. The girl is totally unaware of what is happening around her; she is just a child cheering even on every small occasion she catches.

Only mistake the old man does in his plans is to ignore that the love for her is not mutual and the chance for the girl to fall for someone else (young as herself) is quite possible.

Although the movie progresses with slow and smooth steps, it points out an abrupt or even weird end, which you will be able to see only after watching the movie [as i am not going to tell you :)].

It can be categorized as an effective drama, so my rate is 4/5.

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420px-time_film_posterCan love stand against time? Can love escape from the routine nature of life? Can love maintain its power no matter what? In this movie we are face to face with a couple who discovers how far one can go at loving someone and what limits can be exceeded and whether the results are bearable or not.

A girl who is obsessively in love with her boyfriend…she is extremely jealous of him, monitors his every movement, every action and gesture…and unfortunately she is not satisfied with the result at all as she thinks they (as a couple) lost the charm already and reason is that her boyfriend is bored of her face, her body, of the usual flow of their daily life, repetations, etc. She strongly believes in this thought which forces her to take a serious decision…

This decision results in a total change in their relation, even in their life itself…However, whether this change will refresh their love life or rather will make the things worse is still a mystery to be found out at the end of the movie…

This is the third movie i watched by the same director Kim-Ki Duk (previous ones are 3-Iron and Dream) and i should say that he adds a new dimension to the concept of love in his movies which amazes the audience for sure…

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