Directors' Showcase / UK premiere


  • Kim Ki-duk /
  • South Korea /
  • 2007 /
  • 84 mins

Chang Chen, Zia / Fiction / Korean

Another hushed, quirky romance from the prolific South Korean master.

Bored Seoul wife Yeon (Zia) is gripped by a news story about Jang Jin (Chang Chen), a Death Row prisoner who has attempted suicide by stabbing himself with a sharpened toothbrush handle. Oddly drawn to him, Yeon heads to the prison to become his new best friend - and his unofficial interior decorator... As she brightens his cell with wallpaper and trinkets and his silent existence with song, a relationship develops that confounds observers. Driven by the same languidly offbeat romanticism that fuelled The Bow and 3-Iron, this is a beautifully unconventional love story.

2007 Archive

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