dombrewer

Quite unlike any other Korean movie I've seen - it's extremely slow paced and lacks any real dramatic energy, even though the story has a good deal of inherent drama. The central performance of Yun Junghee as Mija is excellent as she struggles to understand the people and the world around her through a reignited love of poetry whilst succumbing to the early signs of Alzheimer's Disease, and it is shot sensitively and simply as befits the title - but there are some odd tonal inconsistencies in the story; the matter of factness of the parents casually discussing paying off the mother of the girl their children raped, and the sexual demands of the disabled man Mija cares for. The final sequence as all the threads converge into the finally composed poem is a powerful pay off.

6 years ago

sammysin

Best female performance in a Korean movie, along with Madeo.

6 years ago

sacmersault

Beautiful. The actress embodied everything the film was about. She portrayed her character flawlessly. You could feel her pain and feel her frustration. And just like the title, the film was a poem.

6 years ago

More info & statistics

12.4% of the viewers favorited this title, 0.6% disliked it

Currently in 3 official lists, but has been in 7

Highest official list rank ever is #14 and lowest is #1096

Activity

Dardan Rashiti checked this title

4 days ago

ran checked this title

a week ago

Buitre checked this title

a week ago

beinglala checked this title

2 weeks ago

Tcross1988 checked this title

2 weeks ago

mrouse23 added this title to their watchlist

2 weeks ago

Friends

Log in to see which of your friends have seen this movie

100 Korean Films

100 movies · At #99

The 21st Century's...

1001 movies · At #238

Jonathan Rosenbaum's...

1133 movies · At #1096