1996. South Korea. Kim Ki-Duk. 102 min.
Wednesday, May 7, 2008, 8:30 p.m.
Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1
1996. South Korea. Written and directed by Kim Ki-Duk. With Jae-hyeon Jo, Jae-hong Ahn. Kim's debut film, long out of circulation, heralded a furious young self-taught talent with a vision that, brutal though it is, is grounded in redemption. Crocodile anticipates his future work in its portrayal of anger, its overload of violence, its contrast between innocence and experience, and its feral battle of the sexes. Crocodile lives on the banks of a river with a young boy and older man, and scavenges by diving into its polluted waters. His simple life is complicated one day when a woman attempts suicide. In Korean; English subtitles. 102 min.