Movies That Missed Us: The Isle
South Korea, 2000, 90 Minute Running Time
Genre/Subjects: Foreign, Thriller
Language: Korean English Sub-Titles
In The Isle, one of South Korea’s best filmmakers, Kim Ki-duk, began to develop the themes and styles that we recognize from many of his films since: locations surrounded by water, silent women who live morally ambiguous lives, and scenes that are punctuated by severe and shocking violence. The Isle possesses the same visual beauty of his better-known film, Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter and Spring … but it’s not for the faint of aesthetic heart.
DIRECTOR: Kim Ki-duk
US Distributor: First Run Features