3.5 stars. "Every love story is a ghost story," or, more specifically in this case, a story in which a mysterious, peripatetic, possibly supernatural vagrant disrupts the life of another person, acting as a catalyst for an existential awakening of sorts. Superficial resemblances to "Teorema" aside, this film is an assured and intriguing creation of its own.
After two re-watch, I am a bit contended. As if Ki-Duk's strong visual messages are leaving no lasting impression. His oeuvre is dense of emotionally moving moments, but I feel like they are steadily digested and discarded. Maybe it is good, maybe not, but his movies are like a fresh and impalpable breeze on summer.