Reverse Vertigo, the ideal perfect woman is manifested in everyone else. Ideal fantasy thanks to plastic surgery is now a perfect "other" Here Reality IS appearance, perfect man/woman loses interest His or her partner decide to change their face to recover id however without the superficial lose identification itself. We no longer look for someone but anyone who can be someone Our face becomes the void of the other.
Quite a beautiful (and young) metaphor of love and devotion. Kim Ki-Duk goes deep into the insane world of commiting and soul mating: it's like an overdose of unreal relationships made only by a very tricky matching game. I could easy go without the final scene - to me, it was already gone extreme - but I get why it's there. Time brings insane and clever together.
Kim ki-Duk is a Drug(as quite rightfully said in one of the reviews) and his movies are the high(the drugged effect). He tells stories through the magic of films and what a unique job he does. There is no one like him(good way or bad way) and i am in love with him as a storyteller. The way he tackles jealousy, love, society and materialism in 97 minutes is just remarkable, Time is a film certain to watch.
A mirror to today's consumerist society, at a same time the characters endless search for love acts as an aftermath. Captivating performance with some really intense moments. The script has its traps but delightful screenplay at work here all in all. A film about identity, love or for most parts of the film - in search for love.