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on: December 19, 2005, 01:36:41 PM
I saw Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring some time ago and really enjoyed it.  I've wanted to see 3-Iron (Bin-jip) for a while -- it's in my Netflix queue.  I was reading about Hwal -- that's the one I want to know more about.  For one, does anyone know the English translation of the title?  The plot outline sounds really promising:
On a fishing boat at sea, a 60-year old man has been raising a girl since she was a baby. It is agreed that they will get married on her 17th birthday, and she is 16 now. They live a quiet and secluded life, renting the boat to day fishermen and practicing strange divination rites. Their life changes when a teenage student comes aboard...


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Reply #1 on: December 19, 2005, 01:53:38 PM
'The Bow' is the title you're asking for.  I've been meaning to track it down, I'm an pretty big fan of his flicks.

'3-Iron' is really wonderful-- yes, the lack of dialogue spoken by the leads is a tad forced, but it works.  And the ending is gangbusters, almost fable-like.

Highly recommend 'The Coast Guard' as well.