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Ki-duk Kim

Date of Birth: Dec 20, 1960

Country: South Korea

Biography: One of the most controversial Korean directors, Kim Ki-duk is a self-taught filmmaker who prides himself on his outsider status. Kim's films have drawn vitriol for their subject matter and praise for their technique. Born in a mountainous village, Kim moved with his family to Seoul at the age of nine. During his teenage years he dropped out of school and worked in factories, experiences that inspired the gritty milieu of his films. (All Movies)

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Total Titles at Criticker: 36 - You've Seen 36

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Titles You've Ranked (36)
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Private Teacher Private Teacher (1963)
Summary: AKA Personal Teacher Drama directed by the Ki-duk Kim most widely known in the west for directing Yongary, Monster from the Deep.
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Until the Peony Blooms Until the Peony Blooms (1963)
Summary: A Korean drama from 1963.
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Number 77, Miss Kim Number 77, Miss Kim (1963)
Summary: A dancer tries to support her family. (imdb)
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Horse-year Bride Horse-year Bride (1966)
Summary: It is the year of the white horse that arrives every sixty years. Three women avoid sleeping with their husbands so they won't conceive girls on the year of the horse. However, young and healthy husbands fall into great dilemma. Husbands make up 'pestling' exercise to release their energy and try their best to persuade their wives. Episodes such as lying about being pregnant to avoid having intercourse bring about cold war between husbands and wives... (Korean Classic Film)
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Five Marines Five Marines (1961)
Summary: A brigade of 5 marines are sent on a dangerous mission to capture an enemy stronghold during the Korean War. (imdb)
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One on One One on One (2014)
Summary: On May 9, a high school girl named Oh Min-ju is brutally murdered. Afterwards, the seven suspects are hunted down by seven members of a terrorist group called "Shadow." (wikipedia)
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The Net The Net (2016)
Summary: An ordinary fisherman drifts across the sea when the engine of his boat fails only to find himself in South Korean waters. He is suspected to be a North Korean spy, harshly interrogated and extradited to his country, where he is subject to similar distrust and is trapped between two ideologies.
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Stop Stop (2015)
Summary: A young married couple were exposed to radiation during the meltdown at Japan's Fukushima nuclear reactor. The young woman is pregnant and she and her husband must decide whether or not to keep the baby. Their assumption that the child will be disabled is certainly realistic, and they both gradually succumb to madness. (en.wikipedia.org)
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The Young Teacher The Young Teacher (1972)
Summary: A new teacher organizes a volleyball game to boost school spirit and self confidence while fighting with the conservative school board and chauvanistic principal. Two of her students run away and the teacher's liberal methods and free thinking are blamed. The teacher is fired and tries to sneak away during the volleyball match which she succeeded in pushing through. (imdb)
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The Time of Humans The Time of Humans (2018)
Summary: A young couple is on their honeymoon trip on an old battle cruiser. After a night of violence from the other passengers, the ship starts floating and everyones humanity is put to the test.
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Red Family Red Family (2013)
Summary: A group of North Korean spies pretend to be a normal family in South Korea while tracking down defectors.
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Made in China Made in China (2014)
Summary: Chinese eel farmer Chen smuggles himself into Korea to prove that his eels are safe to eat. (koreanfilm.or.kr)
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Fork Lane Fork Lane (2017)
Summary: Kim Gang-il, a paratrooper who was mobilized to suppress the demonstrations during the May 18th Gwangju Democratization Movement, is working as a forklift driver after his retirement. Subsequently, he uncovers findings that will reveal the inconvenient truth from twenty years prior. (en.wikipedia.org)
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Sin-ui Seon-mul Sin-ui Seon-mul (2013)
Summary: Seung-yeon achieves not quedarse embarazada. When a teenager who Conoce aborting quiere not convince duda in've got for you baby for her. When the chica installs itself in the house of Seung-yeon, the pairing is definitivamente away from home, it triggers a series of faits unstoppable. Filmed by a sus assistantship, this drama ago gala incomodidad Kim Ki-duk own.
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Rough Play Rough Play (2013)
Summary: Young is a nameless actor who dreams of becoming a big movie star. Then one day, he makes his breakthrough with a film and becomes a star overnight. He discovers a new hidden world of fame, power, and pleasure, but inevitably all things have a dark side, which puts everyone around him in danger.
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Beautiful Beautiful (2008)
Summary: Eun-young is a woman cursed with great beauty. Wherever she goes, she gets unwanted admiration from men and jealousy from women. One day, one of her stalking admirer invades her place. (imdb)
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Poongsan Poongsan (2011)
Summary: A young man crosses over North and South Korea to deliver the pain and longings of separated families. (imdb)
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Moebius Moebius (2013)
Summary: A father driven into desire, a son coveting that of his father's, and the sorrowful maternity that hovers them into tragedy. (imdb)
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Pieta Pieta (2012)
Summary: A brutal man in the employ of a loan shark is forced to reconsider his violent lifestyle when a mysterious woman appears claiming to be his long-lost mother. But, as his attachment to her grows, he begins to discover the gruesome and tragic secret that made her seek him out. (tiff.net)
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Hwal Hwal (2005)
Summary: On a fishing boat at sea, a 60-year old man has been raising a girl since she was a baby. It is agreed that they will get married on her 17th birthday, and she is 16 now. They live a quiet and secluded life, renting the boat to day fishermen and practicing strange divination rites. Their life changes when a teenage student comes aboard... (imdb)
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Time Time (2006)
Summary: To save her relationship, a woman puts herself through extensive plastic surgery. (imdb)
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Crocodile Crocodile (1996)
Summary: Violent thug Crocodile lives under a bridge by the Han River in Seoul together with a peddling boy and a homeless old man. Crocodile saves a beautiful young woman Hyun-Jung from suicide by drowning, but only to use her for sex. Yet, for some reason the woman, betrayed by her lover, stays with Crocodile, and a peculiar family-like friendship forms between the four homeless people... (imdb)
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Samaritan Girl Samaritan Girl (2004)
Summary: Jae-Young is an amateur prostitute who sleeps with men while her best friend Yeo-Jin "manages" her, fixing dates, taking care of the money and making sure the coast is clear. When Jae-Young falls in love with one of those man she suppresses her feelings towards him in respect of her friend who's jealous.
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3-Iron 3-Iron (2004)
Summary: A young drifter enters strangers' houses - and lives - while owners are away. He spends a night or a day squatting in, repaying their unwitting hospitality by doing laundry or small repairs. His life changes when he runs into a beautiful woman in an affluent mansion who is ready to escape her unhappy, abusive marriage. (imdb)
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The Isle The Isle (2000)
Summary: Mute Hee-Jin is working as a clerk in a fishing resort in the Korean wilderness; selling baits, food and occasionally her body to the fishing tourists. One day she falls in love to Hyun-Shik, who is on the run for the police and rescues him with a fish hook, when he tries to commit suicide. (imdb)
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Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring (2003)
Summary: Entirely set on and around a tree-lined lake where a tiny Buddhist monastery floats on a raft amidst a breath-taking landscape, this film is divided into five segments with each season representing a stage in a man's life. (Sony Pictures Classics)
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Address Unknown Address Unknown (2001)
Summary: Romances end in blood and the frail hopes of individuals are torn apart in a vile karmic continuity of colonialism, civil war and occupation... (imdb)
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The Coast Guard The Coast Guard (2002)
Summary: When an overzealous Korean Coast Guard soldier kills a local civilian at night when the civilian is in a restricted area, the officials give him a seven-day pass and he begins his descent into madness. (imdb comments)
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Paran daemun Paran daemun (1998)
Summary: With a red-light district in Seoul being demolished, the residents there find they have to relocate. Jin-a opts to leave Seoul and heads to the eastern city of Pohang. There she takes up residence in a boarding house run by a small family. Besides the parents, there is a daughter attending university and a son in high school. At first Jin-a is very happy there, however she continues to sell her body driving her into confrontation with the repressed daughter, Hye-mi... (imdb)
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Arirang Arirang (2011)
Summary: Documentary on director Kim Ki-Duk looking back at his film career. (imdb)
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Amen Amen (2011)
Summary: The most internationally renowned South Korean filmmaker, Kim Ki-duk, has shot his latest film entirely in Europe, His camera follows the bizarre, disturbing journey of a young Korean girl who comes to Europe to search for someone she has to follow to Venice and Avignon. A mysterious character who hides behind a gas mask follows her everywhere and harasses her all the time. (mubi.com)
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Wild Animals Wild Animals (1997)
Summary: Kim Ki-Duk's second film is the story of two illegal immigrants in Paris, a North-Korean former soldier and a South-Korean street painter, as they both struggle for survival in the French metropolis. Eventually, they develop a strong friendship whilst their association with the local underworld will have dramatic effects on their lives. (imdb.com)
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Bi-mong Bi-mong (2008)
Summary: A man dreams he caused a car crash, then discovers a real hit-and-run accident. The driver is arrested by police as the prime suspect, though she claims she was not responsible. (movies.yahoo.com)
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Soom Soom (2007)
Summary: A love story involving a convicted prisoner who "slowly falls for a woman who decorates his prison cell". (imdb)
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Real Fiction Real Fiction (2000)
Summary: Shot entirely in one day, Real Fiction follows a South Korean artist as he systematically seeks out, and then guns down his real or imagined enemies. (wikipedia.org)
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Bad Guy Bad Guy (2001)
Summary: A lurid fable of obsessive love, using a potent mix of dark romance, surrealist technique, and violent action. Bad Guy paints a picture of a dark, hauntingly unforgettable neon-lit world, where two unlikely lovers meet on their own lonely street. (LifeSize Entertainment)