Takes the form of Buddhist parables following the growth of a young monk under the guidance of his master; true to the title and chapters the narrative is cyclical. Kim Ki-Duk adds his formalist eye and fondness for mostly silent/dialog free heroes to keep everything on the contemplative and visual level. --PolarisDiB
so simple, so beautiful, so perfect. the only flaw with this film is... i wanted it to be longer... 7 hours longer. and despite it's very anti-West theme, it's accessible on all levels; for audiences across the world.
the only lesson i got is, you don't stop curiosity. let one experience it. Plus, it's all a metaphor, everything that happens in this movie. And, the scenery is freaking awesome. breathtaking. must credit that.