Kim Di-duk

Kim Di-duk

Kim Di-duk Quick Links

Film RSS

The Isle Review


Bad
The Isle is lovely to look at, in a pseudo-sophisticated way. Long, meditative wide shots of a Korean fishing ground located in some middle-of-nowhere rural community are appealing, and it's a location that hasn't been seen in many other movies. Most of The Isle is photographed in and around the fishing huts floating out in the water as a beautiful, longhaired groundskeeper (Suh Jung) tends to the piggish male fishermen. Prostituting herself out to them for a few bucks, she boats herself back and forth across the bay in steely-eyed silence.

Remaining mute throughout the film, Suh Jung has a wraithlike presence, or more appropriately comes across as a waterlogged avenging angel. When one of her johns short-changes her, she sneaks up on him late into the night (when he's in the midst of taking a dump off the side of his boat; a detail filmmaker Kim Di-Duk presents from an underwater POV shot -- thanks). Knifing her offender in the side, Suh Jung drifts away, ignoring his pleas for help. It's the slasher film as directed by Shohei Imamura, who posited his latest view on Asian culture "from the waist down" in the excellent Warm Water Under a Red Bridge.

Continue reading: The Isle Review

Kim Di-duk

Kim Di-duk Quick Links

Film RSS
Advertisement

Occupation

Filmmaker


Daniel Craig Hasn't Officially Signed On For 'James Bond 25'

Daniel Craig Hasn't Officially Signed On For 'James Bond 25'

The actor says he isn't "holding out for more money or doing anything like that".

Jason Bateman's 'Ozark' Gets Season 2 Renewal At Netflix

Jason Bateman's 'Ozark' Gets Season 2 Renewal At Netflix

The drama will be making its return to the streaming service in the near future.

Advertisement
Jessica Jones And Daredevil

Jessica Jones And Daredevil "Don't Like Each Other" In Marvel's 'The Defenders'

Charlie Cox explains why his character Daredevil 'doesn't have time' for Jessica Jones.

Advertisement

Kim Di-Duk Movies

Artists
Actors
    Filmmakers
      Artists
      Bands
        Musicians
          Artists
          Celebrities
             
              Artists
              Interviews
                musicians & bands in the news
                  actors & filmmakers in the news
                    celebrities in the news

                      Go Back in Time using our News archive to see what happened on a particular day in the past.