2000. South Korea. Kim Ki-Duk. 90 min.
Wednesday, April 30, 2008, 4:30 p.m.
Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1
2000. South Korea. Directed by Kim Ki-Duk. Screenplay by Kim Ki-Duk. With Jung Suh, Yoosuk Kim, Sung-hee Park, Jae-hyeon Jo, Hang-Seon Jang. Deliriously scenic, The Isle is also one of the most unsettling of Kim Ki-Duk's chamber dramas, marked by the sharp contrast between the idyllic landscape and the sadomasochistic relationship of its two main characters. On a secluded lake where men fish from anchored rafts, a mute young woman sells bait, food, and herself. On one of these rafts the woman spies an attractive fugitive. When he is at his most vulnerable, she—in a sense—hooks him. The Isle is not for the squeamish. In Korean; English subtitles. 90 min.