Thursday, July 26, 2007

Breath (2007)

South Korea

Ever since he turned meditative, Kim Ki-duk has been teetering down a fine line between poignant and cutesy. In this love story between a lonely housewife and a killer on death row, you are to determine at your own discretion whether Kim's characters are quirky-melancholic people, or quirky-melancholic caricatures of morbidly maladjusted people. They're endearing - to a point - but they don't resonate.


At 6:02 PM , Blogger Paul Martin said...

I really like Kim Ki-duk's aesthestics. This was clearly a step down the surrealist path and I enjoyed it as something different from his previous work. The quiet and contemplative nature gave ample opportunity to absorb the details and try to make sense of the absurd.


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