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A peacock appears on the island, with no clear explanation or motivation.
And the tango, a very un-Korean pasttime, makes a striking appearance in the film.
Lee So-yeon makes her slightly thin character memorable through considerable screen presence, while Jang Hyun-seong of independent films Nabi and Rewind gives the performance of his career.
Whatever we feel about the character he portrays, Jang's performance is so real and natural that we can't help but be drawn to him.
In a year that has been lacking in unexpected discoveries, Git is an exciting find.
At its rousing premiere at the Green Film Festival in Seoul, a prominent Korean film critic told me it may be the best romance Korea has ever produced.
In Song's other works, such elements sometimes feel forced or self-consciously arty, but here they blend with the otherworldly presence of the island and add a sense of mystery.
The relaxed, convincing performances of the actors also deserve notice.
Git centers around a film director who, in the middle of starting his next screenplay, remembers a promise he'd made ten years earlier.