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This movie is either Chinese or Korean. It talks about a young adult who like to wander his country/the world using other people's houses to rest (rather than, say, an B&B).

Once he is sure that the real house holders are out (e.g. for holidays) he enters their house and lives there for a couple of days. Before leaving, he cleans and washes everything, to return the favour.

He then knows a girl, who is bound to stay at home from her evil husband. They fall in love, he "frees" her and they start to travel together.

Any clue for the name of the film or the director?

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The movie is 3-Iron, (2004), directed by Ki-duk Kim.

Tae-suk (Jae Hee) is a loner who drives around on his motorbike, taping takeout menus over the keyholes of front doors and breaking into apartments where the menus have not been removed. He lives in those apartments while their owners are away, washing their clothes and mending their broken appliances. When he breaks into one large home, he is unaware that he is being watched by an abused housewife Sun-hwa (Lee Seung-yeon). Tae-suk leaves after making eye contact with Sun-hwa, but then returns. He witnesses Sun-hwa's husband abusing her and proceeds to catch his attention by practicing golf in the yard. He hits Sun-hwa's husband with golf balls and then leaves with Sun-hwa.

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Well done. Was about to write just that. I really love this movie. :) – Walt May 18 '14 at 22:02

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