Burning hunger for life, flesh, and power. This is what Lee Chang-dong's new film is about, subtly. As it's a very subtle film entirely. For the first 90 minutes I was unsure what I was watching. A character study? A mystery? Commentary on the class system in South Korea? It's not til I was able to reflect after the experience that I understood this film is about hunger. Its a great film too. One with captivating visuals, outstanding performances, and a burning curiosity that kept me watching even when I didn't understand. In that sense I think it's a very approachable film. Those who love mystery will find themselves obsessing over the little details, which do add up. Though the mystery of it all I believe is for consumption, while the true intention lies in it's characters and the way they live their lives.
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