"He remembers those vanished years,
As though looking through a dusty window pane,
The past is something he could see, but not touch.
And everything he sees is blurred and indistinct."
These are the closing lines of this amazing movie. The last sequence is gripping and will almost certainly end up making you feel low, but its poetic and beautiful still.
Here are a few lines from an online review of the movie by Simma Park, elaboraing a little more on the last scene.
"If this film has a flaw, it is that Western audiences may not find the film to be satisfying entertainment. It will disorient those who need an ending with closure - the threads of the characters' lives trail off, leaving not the slightest inkling of their future. And those who need happy endings will be heartbroken by the last scene, which drives home that everything we do - and do not do - must eventually be consigned to the oblivion of time."
p.s. I wrote this quite some time back, and it has little relevance today. Still, its not a bad idea to share these words.
Just added this video of the last scene from the movie. I apologize to all for any copyright violations.