Human, Space, Time and Human

Korean master Kim Ki-duk blends a pitch-black world view with lyrical beauty.

Screenings

Director | Kim Ki-duk

South Korea | 2018

121 minutes


IMDB

With | Mina Fujii, Lee Sung-jae, Ryoo Seung-bum

Language | English, Korean

Subtitles | English

Human, Space, Time and Human

A group of people is travelling on an old-fashioned steel ship. Amongst them a senator, some prostitutes, a newly-wed couple and a group of gangsters. It’s not long before tensions flare up, and when the ship turns out to be hovering in the clouds on the second day and the food starts running out, the situation becomes unsustainable. Korean master Kim Ki-duk blends a pitch-black world view with lyrical beauty.

Anyone familiar with the work of Korean director Kim Ki-duk knows that his view of the world is not exactly joyful. His newest film is a parable that shows how quickly the thin layer of civilisation cracks as soon as some pressure is applied. Nothing new there, but what’s extraordinary about this film is that Kim combines the raw violence he is known for with a lyrical beauty.

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