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The Isle (섬)

섬 (Seom)

Directed by Kim Ki-duk (김기덕)

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82min | Release date in South Korea :

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The Isle is a remote fishing ground where people go to forget their deepest problems. Hee-jin, the groundkeeper, lives there alone selling supplies, food and drinks, and sometimes her own body, to the fishermen. One day, Hyeon-sik, an ex-cop who killed his lover after discovering her affair, arrives there looking for a place to hide. He tries to commit suicide with his pistol, but Hee-jin stops him. The incident brings them together, and a strange relationship begins to form between the two. The police eventually come looking for Hyeon-sik, and this time he tries to kill himself by swallowing fish-hooks. And once again, Hee-jin saves him from the fishhooks and the police, and they begin to share an intimate relationship. The sex is like narcotics to him, who is suffering from extreme pain, both physical and mental. However, when he cannot stand the isolation any longer, he decides to leave only to realize that he is bound by her and her fishing ground. They are like two fish baited by and hooked to each other.

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  • [HanCinema's Film Review] "The Isle"

    2014/08/29,
    Hee-jin (played by Seo Jeong) manages a fishing vacation outfit. I'm not really sure what to call it- there's a bunch of small cabins floating out in the middle of the lake and it looks a little cramped, but apparently there's people out there who are really into fishing and sex. That's right, a significant part of the tourist element at this lake involves prostitution, either from Hee-jin herself or from a moderately far away coffee delivery shop. It's a Korean thing,...More
  • Korean movies opening today 2013/09/05 in Korea

    2013/09/05, Source,
    Korean movies opening today 2013/09/05 in Korea; "The Spy", "Moebius", "Miss Change", "Over and Over Again", "33Li",...More
  • Kim Ki-duk's 'Moebius' shocks at Venice festival

    2013/09/04, Source,
    Actress Lee Eun-woo posing on the red carpet before the movie "Moebius", directed by Kim Ki-duk, at the 70th Venice Film Festival in Venice on Tuesday. The movie debuted at the festival. MILAN - Scarlett Johansson as a predatory alien in Scotland got a lukewarm reception, and a film about mutilation and masochism that is banned in the director's native South Korea roused disbelieving laughter at the Venice Film Festival on Tuesday,...More
  • [HanCinema's Film News] New Korean Films Inbound...

    2013/08/31,
    K-Films Coming Soon: ★★★★★ "Moebius": A father driven into desire, a son coveting that of his father's, and the sorrowful maternity that hovers them into tragedy. (09/05) ★★★★ "The Spy": One of Korea's top intelligence agents head to Thailand to uncover the mystery behind an explosion in Seoul, but his mission crosses paths with his wife's business trip. (09/05),...More
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Review by ACDrifter.com... 2005/02/12

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Production
Myung Film (명필름)
Staff
 Kim Hyeon-seok (김현석)
 Assistant director
 Kyeong Min-ho (경민호)
 Editor
 Kim Ki-duk (김기덕)
 Art director
 Hwang Jae-woo (황재우)
 Production department
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82 min 35mm Panoramic (1.85)
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Release date in South Korea : 2000/04/22

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