3-Iron

2004, Romance/Drama, 1h 27m

92 Reviews 10,000+ Ratings

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A tender and moving romance from Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... And Spring's director Kim Ki-Duk. Read critic reviews

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Tae-suk (Jae-hee) is a lonely drifter who spends his nights in one empty vacation home after another. However, Tae-suk is not your usual squatter, as the courteous young man always makes sure to show his absent -- and unknowing -- hosts his gratitude by doing small household tasks or making simple improvements before moving on. One day, Tae-suk mistakes a quiet home for an empty one and stumbles across an abused housewife (Seung-Yun Lee) in urgent need of his intervention.

Cast & Crew

Jae-hee
Tae-suk
Joo Jin-mo
Detective Cho
Lee Ju-suk
Son of Old Man
Park Se-jin
Woman in Studio
Park Dong-jin
Detective Lee
Lee Eui-su
Woman who came back from family trip
Michiko Suzuki
Executive Producer
Silvian
Original Music
Jang Seong-back
Cinematographer
Chungsol Art
Production Design
Kim Ki-duk
Film Editor
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Critic Reviews for 3-Iron

All Critics (92) | Top Critics (30) | Fresh (80) | Rotten (12)

Audience Reviews for 3-Iron

  • Oct 07, 2013
    I cannot get this thing out of my head. Lovely and subtly horrific.
    Kevin C Super Reviewer
  • Nov 30, 2012
    Taking homage from directors such as Jean-Luc Godard and Louis Malle, Kim Ki Duk creates a silent story of romance and life. Ambitious as it is ambiguous, 3-Iron is a melancholy tale that asks its audience to think differently.
    paul o Super Reviewer
  • Sep 28, 2011
    First of all I m going to try to find out the arabian song he kept playing. A very very intense Movie. It is just so hard to describe this Movie. I think you have to watch it by yourself. The main characters dont talk a word except the last scene one line. If you really pay attention you are going to enjoy and understand, especially because the main characters dont talk a word but if you like "rush rush" you d be bored. An unssual and BEAUTIFULL STORY.
    Wahida K Super Reviewer
  • Aug 27, 2011
    Proof that you don't need dialog when your characters and their actions are interesting enough. Of course, there is pleasure in talky scenes à la Tarantino, but this Korean film, directed by Kim Ki-Duk, driven by body language and nuance, does so well without them. There are a few plot inconsistencies, but this near-silent drama (which surprisingly enough doesn't shy away from some light comedy) is still effective, thanks in part to Lee Seung-yeon's fierce performance.
    Fernando Rafael Q Super Reviewer

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