In answer to Haddaway
It takes a bold director to employ a rape scene as metamorphosis; and it requires a gifted one to evoke warmth, hope and bittersweet whimsy from the resultant relationship afterward. In his third feature, filmmaker Lee furthered his already impressive body of wok with his most unconventional relationship to date, but one that is perhaps his most enduring. At its core are two powerful performances, in particular that of Moon So-ri, who proves herself an actress of rare courage and remarkable skill. In exploring human intimacy through two outsiders defying societal norms, it achieves a complexity that places it beyond the intellectual faculties of those weaned on Kate Hudson or Kristen Bell romances. At times confronting, at times challenging, it nevertheless examines the question of love in a manner that is both painful and illuminating.