2001. South Korea. Kim Ki-Duk. 100 min.
Sunday, May 4, 2008, 1:00 p.m.
Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1
2001. South Korea. Written and directed by Kim Ki-Duk. With Jae-hyeon Jo, Won Seo, Yun-tae Kim, Duek-mun Choi, Yoon-young Choi. Bad Guy was enormously successful in South Korea, with the majority of its audience being young women. The film's opening scene has already become a classic of sorts: In a busy park a young woman is speaking with her boyfriend when a man suddenly appears and forcibly kisses her. He keeps his mouth locked to hers until a group of soldiers separate them, and she spits in his face. The attacker's throat is scarred and he does not speak, yet he has made a claim; surprisingly, she accedes. In Kim's world, extremes collide, but rather than shattering apart, a kind of absorption occurs. In Korean; English subtitles. 100 min.