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Crocodile( Ag-o)

  • Dir: Kim Ki-duk

  • South Korea, 1996, Korean, 100mins, DCP

  • Cast: Cho Jae-hyun, Ahn Jae-hong, Jeon Moo-song

Introducing his bold portrayal of human brutality in rich allegory, this directorial debut heralds many aspects of an eccentric talent who later became the acclaimed yet controversial master of cinematic violence. The raw, devastating drama depicts the life of a savage thug, Crocodile, who makes his living by robbing drowned bodies. Developing an abusive relationship with a suicidal young woman whom he rescued gradually changes his ferocious character, but not his fate. Quietly provocative with an unusual sympathy for underdogs, the film prefigures Kim Ki-duk’s recurring theme of the darkest realms of human existence.

 

26/8 (Thu): Film talk with Long Tin

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