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Kim Ki-duk's 'Bin-Jip' receives the prize at the San Sebastian Film Festival

2005/09/17 | 139 views | Permalink | Source

The Korean director Kim Ki-duk's 11th film, "3-Iron" (the Korean title is "Bin Jip", meaning vacant houses) has won the Great Prize Fipresci at the 53rd San Sebastian Film Festival in San Sebastian, Spain.

The film festival organizing committee has announced the news on Kim's award as well as video clip of the press conference on the official website.

Director Kim Ki-duk won the Silver Lion, special prize for best director, at the 61st Venice International Film Festival for this film last year.

Kim gives his thanks, saying "I have made the films as I wanted, and I will keep doing so. Through producing low-budgeted films like until now, I will be creative without interfered by producers or investors".

The film revolves around the story of a woman locked in violence and harassment, and a homeless young man with nothing to lose. Taeseok (played by Jae Hee) distributes fliers door-to-door on a motorcycle. Whenever he finds a vacant house, he resides in it for days, cleaning the house and repairing broken gadgets during his stays. One day, he visits a gorgeous mansion where Seonhwa (played by Lee Seung-yeon) lives like a ghost while being beaten by her husband. One day, he saves her from her husband's violence by wielding a three-iron golf club against him. From then on, they live together like a married couple.

Kim's uniqueness was once again shown with shooting 130 scenes for only 13 days.


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