2005. South Korea. Kim Ki-Duk. 90 min.
Friday, April 25, 2008, 8:30 p.m.
Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1
2005. South Korea. Directed by Kim Ki-Duk. Screenplay by Kim Ki-Duk. With Yeo-reum Han, Si-jeok Seo, Good-hwan Jeon, Seon-hwang Jeon, Seok-hyeon Jo. Lyrical, dreamy, and shot through with hues of cerulean blue, The Bow is the most rhythmic of Kim's films. Set upon the water, the film takes place on a boat rented out to day fishermen. The crew consists of Old Man and his sixteen-year-old ward, whom he plans to marry on her seventeenth birthday. The title refers to the fiddle-like musical instrument that Old Man plays—and that he uses as a weapon against clients who become too interested in his intended. Strangely, the bow is also used to tell fortunes. In Korean; English subtitles. 90 min.