Nickkb77’s review published on Letterboxd:
A lonely, mysterious masterpiece. Visually and audibly perfect in almost every possible way.
What makes the story work so flawlessly is its lack of disposition and it’s heavy focus on giving you more questions and almost no real answers. It’s a risky move, one that needs to be executed to perfection if it’s going to work. And man does it work. Lee Chang-Dong creates a hauntingly mysterious world, one that almost forces you to feel the same sense of loneliness and disconnect that Jong-Su feels.
Jong-Su didn't have any answers, why should we?