Kim Ki Duk Analysis

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With 22 films currently in his career, and having won awards in Cannes, Berlin, Venice and many others, Kim Ki-duk is one of the most distinguishable S> Korean filmmakers in the world, despite the extremity of his films, that have regularly caused him trouble. Since his first complete work in 1995, titled "Crocodile," he has been continuously writing and directing one or two films per year, as he gained fame for the low-budget productions and the very short shooting time. Global acclaim came with "The Isle," with the film becoming notorious when an Italian journalist fainted during the press screening in Venice. The press 's opinion of him was always ambiguous, with a large part of S.Korean journalists deeming him a monster, a psychopath and utterly useless. Kim however, maybe as a reaction continued filming…show more content…
Intermingling love and hate For Kim Ki-duk, love and hate are two inseparable notions, with his characters feeing both towards the people around them, in a tendency that results from the way they feel for themselves. Han-ki in "Bad Guy," feels like that for both Sun Wha, the woman who forces into prostitution and for one of his pimps. Kang-do hates the woman who claims to be his mother, but as his longing for a mother grows, he ends up considering and loving her as such. Jin-a, the prostitute n "Birdcage Inn" hates the way the members of the family treats her, but, since she longs to belong to a family she starts loving them as actual relatives. Chang Duk in "Address Unknown" loves his mother, but ends up hating her to the point of beating her, as he feels shame from continuous disgrace. 7. Surrealism The excess of reality is another of Kim Ki-duk 's traits although, on some occasions, it is elaborately mixed with realism. A distinct sample of the fact is the ending concept of 3-Iron, when Tae-suk becomes so proficient in hiding in plain sight, that he manages to stay in the same house with Sun-hwa and her husband, without the latter realizing his
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