• Dir: Kim Ki-duk

  • South Korea, 2004, Korean, 88mins, 35mm, Color

  • Cast: Lee Seung-yeon, Jae Hee, Kwon Hyuk-ho

Eschewing his trademark of violent misogyny in favour of a haunting romance, Kim won his second best director kudo at Venice in the same year following Samaritan Girl . Breaking into absent homes, a young hermit undertakes household chores and fills them up with life. His nomadic existence takes a turn when he comes upon an abused housewife, with whom he starts a tender, affecting companionship in their drifting. Shifting from quirky thriller to evocative fantasy, this modern fable is a visually precise, atmospherically enchanting and emotionally honest romance contrived in a vow of silence.


Venice Film Festival: Silver Lion for Best Direction and FIPRESCI Prize


35mm print courtesy of the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia


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