1997. USA. Kim Ki-Duk. 105 min.
Thursday, May 8, 2008, 6:15 p.m.
Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1
1997. USA. Written and directed by Kim Ki-Duk. With Jae-hyeon Jo, Dong-jik Jang, Ryun Jang, Sasha Rucavina, Richard Bohringer, Denis Lavant, Laurent Buro. Kim came to know and love cinema in his early thirties, during the three years he was in France selling his sidewalk paintings. Wild Animals, his second film, is a kind of Korean homage to the energy and themes of the French New Wave, American gangster films, and even the work of Camille Claudel. On the outskirts of Paris, a pair of petty-criminal Korean refugees get mixed up with major French mobsters—and the mobsters' Korean girlfriends. In Korean; English subtitles. 105 min.