By Janak Samtani
Director: “Kim Ki-duk”
Tae-suk moves into a different home every night. He very skillfully locates vacant residences and then moves in temporarily. He does not steal anything, but for one night lives in the residence as it was his own. And in return, he does their laundry, fixes their broken appliances and quietly leaves. Tae-suk’s calmness and lack of fear hints that this means routine and that he has been on the move for a very long time.
On one such day, Tae-suk is present at a home, but unaware that he is not by himself. Sun-hwa, a battered wife and living in a failed marriage, has seen Tae-suk in her home. She does not make a sound, but continues to notice Tae-suk go about wash the clothes, dry them and then go out in the lawn and play golf. She had already endured enough from her husband to fear any more from Tae-suk’s presence. Though his actions appeared to be very strange, but his intentions definitely appeared harmless. It is much later in the day when she brings herself forward, seeing which Tae-suk leaves, not without noticing Sun-hwa’s marks from the abuse. Tae-suk returns in a very short while to find out and then interrupt Sun-hwa’s husband from the further abuse of his wife. Sun-hwa discovered courage & support from Tae-suk’s action and leaves her husband and the lavish home behind.