The Isle(Seom)

  • Dir: Kim Ki-duk

  • South Korea, 2000, Korean, 90mins, DCP

  • Cast: Kim Yu-seok, Suh Jung

Leasing isolated floating cottages to loutish men for fishing and hiring prostitutes, the silent, brooding woman spies an attractive, melancholic fugitive, who comes to hide after killing his adulterous girlfriend. When she saves him from suicide attempts and tenders his wounds, an obsessive and sadomasochistic relationship ensues. Pushing the romance genre to the extremes with excruciating self-mutilation scenes involving fish-hooks, the Korean maverick’s breakout hit imagines human relationship as a struggle for dominance in the battle of the sexes in which mutual annihilation and love are virtually synonymous.


Venice Film Festival: Netpac Award – Special Mention


    In-theatre Screening

    • Full House2021-08-19 (Thu)
      Buy Ticket2021-08-27 (Fri)


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