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At the end of this remarkably beautiful Korean film, a young boy has been brought to live on a temple that floats in a Korean lake and train as a monk. The main story is about a different young boy at the temple who abused some small animals, causing him to carry a burden in his heart for the rest of his life. The new boy finds a turtle crawling on the deck, picks it up, and torments it as young boys do. Some things just never change.