The Isle (18)

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Time Out says

Women! Can't live with 'em, can't live without 'em! Notorious for causing viewers to scream, vomit and pass out at its Venice premiere, Kim's fourth feature is a juvenile allegory of man's love/hate relationship with woman. The mute Hee-Jin (Seo) operates a number of fishing rafts on a remote lake, supplying provisions, fishing aids and sometimes sexual services to the men who rent them. The suicidal Hyun-Sik (Kim), evidently on the run, rents a raft. She seduces him, he beats her, she takes revenge, he swallows fish hooks, she saves his life, he kicks her crotch, etc etc. At least it's all framed in striking images, but the ideas are banal, the shock tactics are desperate (fish hooks in the vagina) and the cruelty to animals is indefensible. In sum, obnoxious.
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Rated:

18

UK release:

Fri Sep 10, 2004

Duration:

89 mins

Cast and crew

Director:

Kim Ki-Duk

Cast:

Park Seong-Hee, Cho Jae-Hyun, Kim Yu-Seok, Seo Jeong, Jang Hang-Seon

Production Designer:

Kim Ki-Duk

Editor:

Kyung Min-Ho

Cinematography:

Hwang Seo-Sik

Screenwriter:

Kim Ki-Duk

Producer:

Lee Eun

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DELIUSUS

I think you shouldn't write again about Kim Ki Duk movies. YOu cannot understand them. Sorry. What about Tarkovski?

DELIUSUS

I think you shouldn't write again about Kim Ki Duk movies. YOu cannot understand them. Sorry. What about Tarkovski?