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Arirang Reviews

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August 27, 2016
definitely a must-watch if you're a Kim Ki-duk fan. boy's got some issues. or, had some issues. not sure where he's at with it all now. casual fans probably don't need to watch this one.
½ December 22, 2012
tam bir hayal kirikligi. bastan sona, soluksuz, kendini yuceltme cabas?. finalinde kendini mesih ilan edecegini sandim. ayrica film yada belgesel olarakta sacmalik. ekspresso makinesi yada tabanca yapabilirken ac?k havada sicmanin baska bir tanimi olamaz. o guzelim filmlerin bu adam?n zihninden ciktigina inanamiyorum...
½ July 14, 2012
""? ...~!? ~ (C) 배"? , 1/4 ~ (C) -기 1/4 <. 그 (C) <-'~ "," -- 모"? ?? ~" (C) - 1/4 1/4 ,~? ?? ~" ... -?~ -- 차?"? 배" ... -? <" ??? "<. 배".
December 8, 2011
To understand the purpose of the movie arirang, you'll have to get to know Kim ki duk, what his works aims at, why in spite of being a world renowned, prolific , consistent and aruably, one of the greatest filmmakers of the generation, he spent 3 years in some wooden shack in the bitter cold and isolation of korean wilderness, far from humanity. And you'll have to know what the song Arirang signifies to Koreans. Kim ki duk says in the movie, arirang is a song which Koreans sings in the moments which overwhelms them by feelings of isolation, melancholia and hopelessness. Something which calms them down and reassures them. Making this movie has done exactly the same to kim ki duk. I wont write up the translation of the song here as it is pointless , but listening to kim ki duk sing it in film ending mostly with him weeping hysterically, it is impossible not to feel what it signifies to him.
½ November 8, 2011
Shot in rudimentary documentary style, Arirang is self indulgent auteur cinema at it's narcissistic best that can wear on the viewer unless one was an avid fan of the filmmaker. The majority of the film, aglow in a red haze, featured a tightly cropped frame of Mr. Kim's face whining, ranting, musing, lamenting, swearing, etc. If you enjoy forced captivity with an angry and verbally abusive drunk, then have at it! This is your movie! The only interesting frames were of the food he prepared and ate. The film finally reached it's climax when he began using the gun he carefully crafted by hand. I admit, I'm not familiar with his acclaimed body of work so I had no vested interest in Mr. Kim, however this documentary did nothing to attract me to the man behind the great film maker, so I'm told, that he obviously is. I have never felt such relief exiting a venue. Seriously, someone shoot me! I guess I'll netflix some of his films to see why he's a big deal. I get the feeling even if I WAS an obsessive fan of Mr. Kim, I'd still want someone to shoot me to put me out of my misery in this film. Narcissistic self indulgence just isn't my cup of tea.
September 26, 2011
Teatterista lhtiessni katselin ymprilleni, kuin elokuvaa itsekin, ja vaikutus kesti lhes koko loppuillan, tai sitten huomioin maailmaa, kuten Ki-Duk kehoitti loyten jatkuvasti ympriltni ilmaisuja ihmisten hyvyydest tai pahuudesta, jollaista elokuvat yleisestikin ovat, mutta konstruoidummassa muodossa. Tmn ollessa Arirangin pinnallisempia huomioita. Erittin suositeltavaa on katsoa ohjaajalta pari leffaa pohjalle ennen tt, koska aiempaan elm,¤ns henkilo/ohjaaja/musiikki/lavastaja/ksikirjoittaja viittaa toistuvasti. Suositus ak:lta: Rautakolmonen ja Viisi vuodenaikaa. Varoituksen sanana todettava leffan sisltvn lhinn vain miehen puhetta itsens kanssa ja espressokoneiden tekemista pieness,¤ mokiss,¤ kaukana kaikesta.
½ September 25, 2011
Hämmentävä elokuva, josta ei ihan saanut selvää, että oliko se Kim Ki-Duk vai esittikö Kim Ki-Duk siinä Kim Ki-Dukia. Ohjaaja tilitti varmasti omia tuntemuksiaan, mutta välillä tuli kohtia, jossa muistutettiin, että tämä ei kuitenkaan ole dokumentti vaan elokuva. Muutamassa kohdassa tuli jostain syystä vähän vaivautunut olo...
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