2000. South Korea. Kim Ki-Duk. 86 min.
Wednesday, May 7, 2008, 6:15 p.m.
Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1
2000. South Korea. Written and directed by Kim Ki-Duk. With Jin-mo Jut, Jin-ah Kim, Min-seok Son, Je-rak Lee, Ki-yeon Kim, Sun-mi Myeong. In terms of form, Real Fiction is Kim's most experimental work to date. As Derek Elley explained in Variety, "Kim and his eleven associate directors on different locations shot in real time—a three-hour, twenty-minute period one day in Seoul—using ten 35mm cameras and ten digicameras, but the finished film is edited down to eighty-six minutes." The narrative concerns an artist who goes on a killing spree, and the film ends with the entire crew celebrating the making of the film. In Korean; English subtitles. 86 min.