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A tale of love and plastic surgery, Kim Ki-Duk's haunting film is both wryly comic and disturbing. Read critic reviews

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In a desperate move to save a relationship, a woman has extensive plastic surgery.

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Hyein-a Seong

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  • Feb 27, 2011
    Very strange, but good movie...in fact, I'm sure someone in Hollywood is planning to "re-do" this flick as we speak (since ripping off foreign cinema is now the hottest Hollywood trend). You will never want to own a cafe where lovers meet after this film. It seems the best place for hysterical scenes. Anyway, we see what twisted, or just obsessive, love can do to a relationship. There is a bit of irony, when the new Seh-hee becomes jealous of the new love in her boyfriend's life. OH WAIT! It's her, no wait, is she jealous of herself?
    Cynthia S Super Reviewer
  • Feb 27, 2011
    I've lived in South Korea for over 2 years now, and this film holds a lot more weight to it. The South Korean obsession with plastic surgery is unsettling and bizarre. Kim Ki-Duk uses his unique symbolism and poetic visuals to show a world of absurdity and negligence. The film is about love, obsession and insecurity. The opening scenes show a woman so unreasonable and psychologically dangerous, that she will infuriate most watching. She believes her boyfriend will become bored of her, and so changes her face. Suddenly she vanishes. A number of women crop up and could be her. It's a strange romantic mystery, and one that cannot be taken literally. Kim Ki-Duk isn't trying to confuse his audience, he is encouraging them to think. This film had more dialogue than I'm used to from him, but it serves the story well. As Ji-Woo attempts to find his love, who may be one of the women around him. Kim Ki-Duk does a fascinating job of exploring how much appearance affects our relationships.
    Luke B Super Reviewer
  • Apr 23, 2010
    Suspenseful film about the insecurities of love, or the destructiveness of insecurities or the obsessiveness of lovers. A woman fears her boyfriend will get tired of her, so she changes her appearance with plastic surgery - but it doesn't work out as she hopes, or quite as you'd expect either. If it puts a few people off going under the knife then its done a good job.
    Lesley N Super Reviewer
  • Jan 04, 2010
    This wonderful drama is one of Kim's saddest and most powerful films about the way time affects our lives and relationships, and how it is hard for love to resist obsessions, insecurities and our inability to cope with our own pettiness before the unrelenting action of time.
    Carlos M Super Reviewer

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