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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 :

Synopsis
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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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)
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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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