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  • Release Date: Aug 23, 2002
  • Rated:
  • Runtime: 1 hr. 29 min.
  • Genres: Drama
  • Director:Kim Ki-duk

FULL SYNOPSIS

Recalling both the erotic tension and the surrealist imagery of Woman of the Dunes, Kim Ki-duk's film is set near a remote lake where men come far and wide to fish on anchored rafts. Running a little bait-and-tackle shop is the earthy -- almost feral -- young lass Hee-jin (Seoh Jung), who sometimes sells herself for a price to horny fishermen. On one raft is the morose youth Hyun-shik (Kim Yu-seok), who Hee-jin has quietly taken a shine to after saving him from a suicide attempt. His ham-fisted advances are rejected, but after a second try at suicide, in which he puts fishing hooks in his mouth, she nurses him back to health. Soon, a freakily-intense relationship builds between the two in which the jealous Hee-jin starts to brutally dispatch with any competition. This film was screened at the 2000 Cannes Film Festival. ~ Jonathan Crow, Rovi

  • Release date:August 23, 2002

Cast

Crew

Kim Ki-duk
Director
Lee Eun
Producer
Kim Ki-duk
Screenwriter
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