The Isle (South Korea, 2000) [NYAFF 2015]

The Isle is a surrealist arthouse film by the controversial writer-director Kim Ki-duk that has been dubbed ‘very difficult to watch’ by some critics. Hyun-shik (Kim Yu-seok) arrives at a fishing resort while on the […]

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on Jul, 14 · in Reviews

Rough Play (South Korea, 2013)

South Korea’s thriving film industry gets skewered in Rough Play, a dark satire that chronicles a young actor’s rise and fall. Serving as writer and co-producer, prolific provocateur Kim Ki-duk has tasked director Shin Yeon-shick […]

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on Mar, 08 · in Reviews
The Coast Guard (South Korea, 2002)

The Coast Guard (South Korea, 2002)

‘The Korean peninsula is the only divided country on Earth. After the Korean War, the South Korean coastline was enclosed in barbed wire to block any attack. After the war, roughly 20 spies were captured […]

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on Mar, 09 · in Reviews

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