Lester’s review published on Letterboxd:
I went into this movie blind only knowing that it was based of off a short story by Haruki Murakami. I now need to watch all of Lee Chang-Dong's works. This film is a masterpiece.
It's a slow-burn that turns into a tense thriller that is so captivating I didn't want it to end. The film justifies it's two hours and twenty minute long runtime. The movie starts as one thing and ends as another. What a masterful director.
The cinematography is gorgeous but the score is what stole the show here. I was so entranced every time it played but it was used sparingly throughout the film. I haven't heard something so intense in quite a while.
I still can't get the last scene out of my head. Haunting.