3-Iron Movie Review

At turns strange, tragic, poignant, chilling and sweet-- and for all practical purposes a silent film -- "3-Iron" isan alluring romantic drama about a resourceful squatter in Seoul, SouthKorea, who finds empty houses to crash in by blanketing neighborhoods withpizza-delivery flyers.>

When Tae-suk (Jae Hee) returns to these areas at night,he breaks into the houses where flyers remain, assuming the owners areaway. He'll sleep in their beds, eat food from their refrigerators andtake souvenir photos of himself posing next to family portraits -- butin exchange he does loads of laundry or fixes broken clocks.>

But his curious subsistence takes an unexpected turn whenhe's caught sneaking around a wealthy home by the docile, abused youngwife (Lee Seung-yeon) of a temperamental businessman -- and within hourfeels compelled to save the girl (by wielding the titular golf club) whenher husband returns home in a rage.>

An instant bond forms between these misfits as Tae-suktakes Sun-hwa (Lee) under his wing, and she quickly embraces his vagabondlifestyle. Yet as they move from house to house on his motorcycle, an imbalancetakes hold in Tae-suk's string of luck, begetting a spiral of misfortunewith huge ramifications.>

Written and directed by Kim Ki-Duk (of this year's controversial"Bad Guy," and 2004's highly praised "Spring, Summer, Fall,Winter...and Spring"), "3-Iron" touches upon themes of loneliness,helplessness, aimlessness, coincidence, self-worth and hope as it growsmore odd and absorbing with twists of fate and uncanny character developmentsthat lead in unexpected directions.>

Remarkably, Kim brings this story vividly to life withalmost no dialogue. Jae and Lee give captivating, longing performanceswithout uttering a single word until two laconic lines of dialogue in theclosing minutes. It's a narrative choice that leaves you hanging on theirevery glance and gesture, and it makes the imaginative "3-Iron"all the more memorable.

Cast & Crew

Director :


Comments

3-Iron Rating

" OK "

Rating: R, LIMITED: Friday, May 6, 2005

Advertisement

Editors Recommendations

Contrary To Her Song Lyrics, Lana Del Rey Worked Her Way To The Top

Lana Del Rey is no stranger to vicious rumours, but she definitely did not...

Contrary To Her Song Lyrics, Lana Del Rey Worked Her Way To The Top

Weird Al Scores First U.S Number 1 With New Album

The album was released only one week ago and sold 103,000 copies to secure the top...

Weird Al Scores First U.S Number 1 With New Album

Peaches Geldof's Cause of Death Confirmed as Heroin Overdose

The second daughter of musician Bob Geldof, Peaches Geldof was thrust...

Peaches Geldof's Cause of Death Confirmed as Heroin Overdose

Robert Downey Jr.IS Iron Man... But For How Long?

You know who he is. Robert Downey Jr.’s involvement in the Iron Man franchise has been...

Robert Downey Jr.IS Iron Man... But For How Long?

Hercules Extended Trailer

Following his deadly ordeal of being put through the Twelve Labours by his father Zeus and his...

Hercules Trailer

Miley Cyrus Appears in Pharrell's New Video 'Come Get It Bae'

Cyrus also features on the track's vocals, and -perhaps most shockingly of all- resists...

Miley Cyrus Appears in Pharrell's New Video 'Come Get It Bae'
Advertisement

That Time Snoop Dogg Puffed Mary Jane at The White House

Snoop Dogg has joined Willie Nelson as weed-loving musicians who have smoked...

That Time Snoop Dogg Puffed Mary Jane at The White House

Gershwinner: Our Top 5 Billy Joel Songs

Billy Joel has long been regarded as one of music’s finest songwriters but it will soon be all more official...

Gershwinner: Our Top 5 Billy Joel Songs

Rob Reiner's 'And So It Goes' Is A Safe Bet At The Cinema This Weekend

Fresh from the critical and box office success of Behind The Candelabra, for...

Rob Reiner's 'And So It Goes' Is A Safe Bet At The Cinema This Weekend


More recommendations

Advertisement