Some things we can never be taken back. Just like a wrinkled piece of paper, there are some parts that cannot be returned to its original state, no matter how we struggle. Who’s That Knocking at My Door? is a youth film dealing with such people and situations in a new way. The protagonist Jae-hwee has no dreams or future and just lives strangled by the past. He locks his windows, doors and even himself into his bedroom. His only way of communicating with the world is chatting on the internet, but it is meaningless chatter full of the short replies characteristic of the web. He becomes close to Jang-hee after a coincidental encounter in the streets, but their relationship seems fixed in a state of dry hesitation lacking the passion of the youth to be found. Then he meets Pyo, who bullied him in school. Out of his intense dislike towards Pyo, Jae-hwee asks Byung-chul, who contacted him via e-mail, to make revenge him. Despite the cross-cutting, the relationships in Jae-hwee and Pyo and Byungchul’s life seem different in nature until they meet thus and develop into something irreversible. The film seems to progress slowly and dryly, but it sincerely delivers an image of weak youths with complex minds. The director seems to look at these youths with a sad, pitiable eye, but there is a strange power radiating from him to reveal what’s hidden.
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