Mute Hee-Jin is working as a clerk in a fishing resort in the Korean wilderness; selling baits, food and occasionally her body to the fishing tourists. One day she falls in love to ... See full summary »
A mentally unstable Vietnam war veteran works as a night-time taxi driver in New York City where the perceived decadence and sleaze feeds his urge for violent action, attempting to save a preadolescent prostitute in the process.
Robert De Niro,
The movie is based on the infamous "Stanford Prison Experiment" conducted in 1971. A makeshift prison is set up in a research lab, complete with cells, bars and surveillance cameras. For ... See full summary »
A ballet dancer wins the lead in "Swan Lake" and is perfect for the role of the delicate White Swan - Princess Odette - but slowly loses her mind as she becomes more and more like Odile, the Black Swan.
Kevin's mother struggles to love her strange child, despite the increasingly vicious things he says and does as he grows up. But Kevin is just getting started, and his final act will be beyond anything anyone imagined.
Mute Hee-Jin is working as a clerk in a fishing resort in the Korean wilderness; selling baits, food and occasionally her body to the fishing tourists. One day she falls in love to Hyun-Shik, who is on the run for the police and rescues him with a fish hook, when he tries to commit suicide. Written by
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Well, first of all I want to point out, that I don't have any problem with portraits of graphic violence in movies whatsoever, as far as it's somehow justified by the plot, delivers at least some sort of irony or -which is far better - serves a reasonable purpose. A good example for the latter is Pasolini's "Salò o le 120 giornate di Sodoma", one of the most disturbing and violent films ever made. But it all makes sense in this case, since Pasolini created an intellectual statement against fascism (etc.) that intentionally generates here and there a certain impact on the viewer. The sometimes extreme and almost unwatchable sequences suit the equally extreme subject and are therefore justified
It's all completely different with "Seom", which fails in adding any intellectual value to the gross images. The movie is either tedious or disgusting, with some rare sequences of good acting and a generally well-done photography. The story: A young woman lives nearby a lake and manages some raft-like constructions with little cabins on them, mainly used by anglers. She provides food and other stuff and offers love services from time to time. Suddenly the male lead arrives, fatally attracts her and things go their way, fish-hooks within people and plenty scenes of real animals being tortured or killed included.
The movie is completely image-driven and tries to come across as arty-farty and philosophical, but it didn't work for me.
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