Now this is the Ki-Duk Kim I love, the Kim of Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter...and Spring
. Where there's still a bunch of weird shit, but the characters' core motivations and arc is transcendent and not bogged down in weird behaviours. And he's a master of basically silent movies; this is a romance where the male lead has no lines at all and the female lead has two, at the very end. Everybody else talks like normal around them, though.