I watched this movie just about a month ago and have since been absolutely intrigued. When I watched the movie for the second time, I saw a lot of "clues". I haven't been able to put it all together, but I'm hoping some people out there can help out ;) Based on what I saw, I tend to agree with stevenvanneste that Kang and the girl are trapped in Spider Forest...
1) Firstly, when adult Kang first discovers the bodies in the beginning of the movie, the dying woman points to the place where child Kang and the little girl hid while witnessing the murder in the story.
2) During the "flashback" with his wife, she asks what he is doing up at 4am, which is the same time that is on his watch when he is hit by the truck.
3) That whole mime act she does with the apple, is obviously somehow linked to the boss eating an apple while having sex with the woman later on.
4) During the story of the two kids, Kang is said to have come to the school with his father who was transferred there to teach. It also said his wife had left him for another man, and Kang and his father lived in Spider Forest.
...I could go on, but the biggest clue that I believe proves that adult Kang never existed is in the beginning. When he is in the hospital with his head split open (which if you watch carefully is the same side of the head of the little boy that hit the rock), a surgeon said, "We can't operate without the family's consent.", yet the head surgeon went ahead anyway. Why would a grown man need a family's consent to have emergency surgery done to him? Perhaps it's because it wasn't a grown man, it was a little boy. His father was the one who killed his wife and the man she had left him for. His son witnessed the murder with the little girl. The father killed the little girl, whose body was said was never found.
It was a great and beautiful film, agreed....but don't get too carried away, IMO not in the same class and not as abstracted as david's work ;-)
I really like that interpretation. Thank you. You have just save my opinion of the movie.
"Don't argue with a fool. The spectators can't tell the difference."
Thank you great point of view. Need to watch it twice as now it worths!
Good film---a real psychological head trip---nice to see that someone besides me liked it and was also intrigued by it. (Plus the actor was hot,too.) I had to really figure out what the hell was going on in it myself. It's been awhile since I've seen it, but I was kind of impressed by it. The same actor who starts in this also starred in another creepy film called R-POINT, a war-horror flick also worth checking out.