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Title: Bom yeoreum gaeul gyeoul geurigo bom
Year: 2003 (Korea), 2004 (US)
Director: Ki-duk Kim
Writer: Ki-duk Kim
Starring: Yeong-su Oh, Ki-duk Kim, Young-min Kim, Jae-kyeong Seo, Yeo-jin Ha, Jong-ho Kim
Music: Ji-woong Park
Distinctions: formerly on IMDb’s Top 250
Synopsis: five segments of the film are five portions of a monk’s life
How I saw it: on video (rented from Netflix), June 2008
Subjective Rating: 7/10 8/10 (Great).
Objective Rating: 8/10 (points off for cinematography and music) c. 3.4/4 (Very good).

Definitely worth seeing once. It could have been directed better; they didn’t do much visually, although there was a lot to work with. It’s a very interesting and memorable movie.


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