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3-Iron Details


A battered woman finds her soul mate in a most unusual manner in this drama from Korean filmmaker Kim Ki-Duk. Tae-suk (Jae Hee Song) is a young drifter who appears to be homeless by inclination as much as necessity; he squats in the homes of strangers while they're away, carefully seeing to it that no damage is done to the property and sometimes performing small household chores as a display of gratitude. One day, Tae-suk sneaks into a house where a number of photos of a beautiful model adorn the walls. After eating, washing up, and doing some minor repairs, Tae-suk discovers he's being watched by the woman of the house, Sun-hwa (Lee Seung-yeon), and he soon recognizes her as the model in the photos. However, Tae-suk sees that Sun-hwa has been badly bruised, and suspects she's been the victim of domestic violence. When Tae-suk returns to the home later that evening, his suspicions are confirmed as he sees Sun-hwa being slapped around by her husband, Min-kyo (Gweon Hyeok-ho). Tae-suk impulsively bursts into the house, grabs a golf club, and attacks Min-kyo with it; moments later, Tae-suk and Sun-hwa ride away together on his scooter, and she silently joins him in his existence as a squatter, which slowly blossoms into a love affair. Bin-Jip (aka 3-Iron) received its North American premiere at the 2004 Toronto Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:April 29, 2005


Lee Seung-yeon
as Sun-hwa
Gweon Hyeok-ho
as Min-kyo
Ju Jin-mo
as Detective
Choi Jeong-ho
as Jailor
Lee Ju-suk
as Son of Old Man
Lee Mi-suk
as Daughter-in-Law of Old Man
Mun Sung-hyeok
Park Ji-a
Jang Jae-yong
as Hyun-soo
Lee Da-hae
as Ji-eun
Park Se-jin
as Woman in Studio
Park Dong-jin
as Detective Lee
Lee Jeong-sub
as Man Who Came Back From Family Trip
Kang Sung-hun
as Boyfriend of Girl Who Got Hit by Golf Ball
Jang Hoon
as Guy Who Stares
Lee Byung-hun
as Policeman 3
Joo Jin Mo
as Detective Cho


Kim Ki-duk
Kim Ki-duk
Kim Ki-duk
Composer (Music Score)
Kim Ki-duk
Ju Jin-mo
Art Director
Joo Jin Mo
Art Director
Suh Young-joo
Sur Young-joo
Cineclick Asia
Kang Young-gu
Michio Suzuki
Executive Producer
Choi Yong-bae
Executive Producer
Ok Jin-geon
First Assistant Director