Nabbeun namja (Bad Guy) (2003)
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While strutting through Downtown Seoul, Hang-gi, a local gangland pimp, spots young Sun-hwa, a pretty, middle-class college student, waiting on a park bench. He sits next to her, creating a disparate scene of two classes in soft harmony, until she sneers at his advances and rushes into the arms of her preppy boyfriend. Offended, he grabs her and forcefully kisses her. Sun-hwa demands an apology, and when Ha-Gi refuses, he is beaten by a group of soldiers who had witnessed the assault. As a final
Nov 11, 2001 Wide
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The audience is subjected to a series of emotional contortions, encouraged to experience them like a voyeur, and then scolded for doing so.
His fascination with allegory and symbols is evident here, too, but his narrative strays too far from the dreamlike towards the just plain dumbfounding.
The film is filled with lovely images (Kim studied painting in France), and ultimately becomes, against all expectations, quite moving.
As a case study of one disturbed woman it might be interesting; presented as some sort of deathless love story, it's merely distasteful.
It's impossible to recommend this film to a general audience, but I would think that the bleery-eyed viewers like me who populate the fest at times like this would eat a film like this up.
After the experience of this down and dirty South Korean psychological thriller, park benches may never quite seem the same.
Uma história de amor absolutamente atípica que, depois de provocar uma estranheza inicial, acaba levando o espectador a mergulhar em sua lógica particular.
Kim Ki-duk nous offre qu'un simple exercice de style se concentrant uniquement sur sa prémisse de départ sans se soucier des éléments extérieurs au récit.
Bad Guy's riddles are so hauntingly strange and its plot so artfully ambiguous that you just might find the film's grip harder to shake than Han-gi's unnerving silence.
It's difficult to watch and even more difficult to understand, but the intriguing material is generally well-crafted.
Bad Guy's greatest fault is that it is a listless exercise, that goes nowhere except further into the mire.
So vilely misogynistic does the film appear at first glance that it's no surprise it hasn't been previously released here...
Uncompromising, unpleasant and emotionally brutal, this twisted love story of emotional bondage is oddly compelling.
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