All sorts of people set sail aboard a warship from the Second World War for what promises to be a pleasure trip, but it won’t be long before it becomes a drifting hotbed that brings out the worst instincts in the human being, without preventing the circle of life from breaking through its corrupted structure. A transcendental and radical allegory, conceived by Kim Ki-duk in order to “stop hating the human species”.
A referential director in contemporary Korean film, violence is mixed with symbolic lyricism in his cinema. Among others, he’s the author of The Isle (00), Arirang (11) and Pietà (Golden Lion winner at Venice 2012).
South Korea. 2018 (121 min)
WITHMina Fujii, Jang Keun-suk
Edition: 2018 Section: Noves Visions Original language: