Hwal (The Bow)
Hwal (The Bow) (2007)

A crusty old man and his teenage bride-to-be find their secluded life at sea turned upside down with the arrival of a mysterious teenage boy in The Isle director Kim Ki-duk's quiet and contemplative drama. They've been together for… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: June 1, 2007
DVD Release Date: June 26, 2007
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Critic Score: 83% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Derek Elley

An elegiac portrait of elemental love complicated by the outside world.

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Jean-François Vandeuren

Une oeuvre de synthèse consacrant les derniers efforts de Kim Ki-duk comme certains des plus importants du cinéma sud-coréen des années 2000.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Brushes close to offensive material, but it has an unexpected sweetness and skill that keeps it from toppling over the edge.

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Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central

A minor work from a major talent.

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Don Willmott

How does the guy come up with this stuff?

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Derek Smith
Cinematic Reflections

A painful experience that no amount of eye candy can make up for.

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Luke Baldock
Another piece of sublime Ki-Duk. Here he takes many of his previous themes (a strange and complex relationship) and joins it with his recurring motifs such as… More
Wu Chouin
Strange and moody character study about a old man and girl on a boat. Nothing much happens, but it's still weirdly intriguing. Not the best work from… More