A married couple are faced with a difficult decision - to improve the life of their child by moving to another country or to stay in Iran and look after a deteriorating parent who has Alzheimer's disease.
Jae-Young is an amateur prostitute who sleeps with men while her best friend Yeo-Jin "manages" her, fixing dates, taking care of the money and making sure the coast is clear. When Jae-Young... See full summary »
A teacher lives a lonely life, all the while struggling over his son's custody. His life slowly gets better as he finds love and receives good news from his son, but his new luck is about to be brutally shattered by an innocent little lie.
Thomas Bo Larsen,
In the midst of the Korean wilderness, a Buddhist master patiently raises a young boy to grow up in wisdom and compassion, through experience and endless exercises. Once the pupil discovers his sexual lust, he seems lost to contemplative life and follows his first love, but soon fails to adapt to the modern world, gets in jail for a crime of passion and returns to the master in search of spiritual redemption and reconciliation with karma, at a high price of physical catharsis... Written by
After the cops take the young adult monk away and the old monk is standing on the monastery watching, a fine monofilament can be seen pulling the boat, which is ostensibly floating on the current, back to the monastery. See more »
Didn't you know beforehand how the world of men is? Sometimes we have to let go of the things we like. What you like, others will also like."
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Two monks (master and apprentice) live in a isolated temple in the mountains. The young one its doing his way to learn about the paths of life. One the the arriving of a mother with her daughter to the temple will change their peaceful life. The young one will learn about love and jealousy and will learn by heart the prices of loving too obsessively. With a very different rhythm and a sense of quietness very unusual, the movie tells us a tao story inside the most spectacular mountains of Korea. Dialogues are forbidden (almost) because they are not needed, and it is task of the actors (good job) to make us understand what is happening. Though being very different (this may do not like to everybody), the photography is superb and the story, though very slow (as demanded in the atmosphere of the film) is very touching and heart-taking.
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