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I'm sure that i'll praise this movie AFTER i understand it..


you'll probably think this is stupid, but...
I did NOT get this movie... but im sure that if i understood it, the movie would be GREAT.

primarily, WHAT the HECK was with the event inside the tunnel? Why did the main character see himself, and What's the significance of that?


if there is nothing for me to get, then the movie sucks...

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I'll just add that I was as perplexed as you, but it's actually very simple: As poster "eaveta" said in her "Comments" entry, everything that happens in the film from the point where Kang is hit by the truck in the tunnel to the point where he awakens from the coma, is his dreams. The "Spider Forest" is a euphemism for: Kang's subconscious. Many, many thanks to eaveta for giving us this tip - or maybe I'm just dense... 8^D

That's the explanation for the impossible time loops and the whole bogus construct of his wife's dying in a plane crash. All of that stuff is going on in his subconscious, not reality - mentally he's in denial of his murder of his boss and his wife. It's only when he goes into the cave, through the door and into the tunnel to confront himself that he finally comes face to face with the reality of his crime.

Watch the film again with that in mind, and all the pieces will fall into place.

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Actually I think the part about his wife dying in the plane crash may have been real? She wanted him to live on, despite her dying first, which I believe he decides to do in the end.

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ok i have a question. i have pretty much figured this film out but after the plane crash there is a scene at the funeral and a woman sits next to kang and asks for a light for her cigarette. WHO is that woman? ive seen the movie twice already and i figured everything out except that. any ideas?

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i think its a combo of both explanations...the events did occur between his getting hit by the car and waking up in the hospital...at the same time the spirit of Su-in had invaded his post trauma dream state in hopes of getting Kang to remember her in order to free her....the look on Su-in's face in the end was a look of guilt almost.....she wanted to be free so she led him into waking up and remembering her... but now he must live w/ his guilt of murdering those ppl

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I think that the story never occured, the story that is told of that little boy and girl, well the little boy is Kang and he got killed thatday together with the little girl; but since they cannot escape the Spider Forest, they get caught in some virtual life; the ending (or the escape from the spider forest) is the realization that he was dead all this time and just imagined he lived.

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It's funny, but I also thought what stevenvanneste thought...I was very confused when I came on the boards and people had all these theories. It made me doubt myself but it's comforting to know someone else out there thinks the same as me!

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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.

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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 ;-)

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I really like that interpretation. Thank you. You have just save my opinion of the movie.

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Thank you great point of view. Need to watch it twice as now it worths!

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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.

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The woman he meets at the funeral is the woman who ends up being his girlfriend, the one who sleeps with his boss and is ultimately murdered.

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I thought this too. When they met in the bar she said she knew him from somewhere else. She could not place him, but it turned out she had bummed a light from him at the airport.

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