Monday, May 7, 2007

The isle (1999) (Korean)

Wednesday, March 01, 2006 @ 9:23 PM

Hee-jin is a mute-girl, that takes care of herself by renting out small floating cottages on a lake, selling food in daylight and her body at night. One day a ex-cop rents one of the cottages and Hee-jin is immediately drawn to his lost soul. When he tries to commit suicide, she manages to safe him just in time and a strange and violent relationship commences.

After watching this movie, I couldn't help it but think that Kim-ki-duk must love shooting movies on the water (e.g. Spring, summer, autumn.... & The bow. The whole atmosphere has kim-ki-duk written all over it tbh. Once again a great plot with weird and violent scenes.

Another thing that really shows the force of Kim-ki-duk is the usage of interaction between two or more characters without talking. Nothing more to add then a great performance of the actors and some very disturbing scenes all mixed up with a good plot and a vsualy relaxing atmosphere. Really enjoyable.

genre: Drama
score 7,5 out of 10 stars

posted by Papigiulio.

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