Soom (Breath) (2007)
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Critic Reviews for Soom (Breath)
The cinematography is wonderful, but the plot is too vague. There could be a message here, but it's buried too deep to dig out.
[Director Ki-duk] creates some startling images within the curious logic of his tale. It has something to do with inhaling badness and exhaling goodness but those expecting it to make sense shouldn't exactly hold their breath.
Breath is more or less pointless-and yet, it's the Kim film I like the most because, paradoxically, it coheres the least.
A surreal convergence of sex, death and erotically charged assisted suicide via asphyxiation, and the weird way that a female object of desire can take your breath away, in more ways than one.
Audience Reviews for Soom (Breath)
With this tender and sensitive film that ought to be felt and experienced, Kim Ki-Duk explores again many of the narrative elements that are also present in his previous films and which he is so fascinated about, such as love, silence, loneliness and the passage of time.
Anothe masterwork by Kim Ki-duk, The story is strange but like his other films Soom is filled with magical ideas & impressive moments
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