Soom (Breath) Reviews
Another great film from my favorite South Korean film director Ki-duk Kim (sorry Chan-wook Park!). Interesting throughout and well-acted.
We find out why Jang Jin is incarcerated but still without motive, which is disappointing.
When we find out about Yeon's childhood, coupled with her current situation (cheating husband - I wanted to punch him when he's blatantly telling her that even though he's cheating on her he 'still upholds his familial responsibilities' [except for that whole part about being faithful to your wife and all] & that she should stop it; what a douche), I was all 'YAY! She's doing what she wants! Fark the haters', but it's also disconcerting the way in which she rebels (ie: infatuation with a death-row inmate). Guess it seemed like a good idea at the time, Yeon? lol.
More importantly, why the hell did the Head Security Adviser or whoever he was, let her in in the first place?! Boredom? I doubt he wanted to give Jang Jin one last shot at finding humanity (?) before his impending death.
I found the ending to be bit of a cop-out :\
i liked his concept of seasons. surprised Kim Ki-Duk chose Chen Chang (from Taiwan). i like him but a bit strange to see him in korean movies cos his face is obviously not korean...
The Seasonal Prison songs are fantastic, but the prisoners storyline didnt work for me, and neither did the rather average ending.