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3-Iron (2004)
"Bin-jip" (original title)

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A transient young man breaks into empty homes to partake of the vacationing residents' lives for a few days.

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Tae-suk (as Hee Jae)
Hyuk-ho Kwon ...
Min-gyu (husband)
Jeong-ho Choi ...
Jailor
Ju-seok Lee ...
Son of Old Man
Mi-suk Lee ...
Daughter-in-law of Old Man
Sung-hyuk Moon ...
Sung-hyuk
Ji-a Park ...
Jee-ah
Jae-yong Jang ...
Hyun-soo
Dah-hae Lee ...
Ji-eun
Han Kim ...
Man in Studio
Se-jin Park ...
Woman in Studio
Dong-jin Park ...
Detective Lee
Jong-su Lee ...
Man who Came Back from Family Trip
Ui-soo Lee ...
Woman who Came Back from Family Trip
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The lonely and silent rider Tae-suk breaks in empty houses and lives a normal life while the owners are traveling. He does not steal anything and moves from house to house without any loss other than food, and he cleans the houses, provides small repairs or washes some clothes to pay for the hospitality. When he enters in the house of Sun-hwa, he does not see the woman that is wounded in her room after being beaten up on by her abusive husband Min-gyu Lee. Tae-suk helps the hurt woman and when Min-gyu returns, he hits the husband with golf balls and Sun-hwa leaves her husband with Tae-suk on his motorcycle. When they break in the house of an old man, they find that the man is dead and Tae-suk provides funeral service for him. However, his son returns and Tae-suk and Sun-hwa are arrested by two abusive police detectives. He is sent to prison and Sun-hwa is forced to return home. But she never forgets him. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Crime | Drama | Romance

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Rated R for some sexual content | See all certifications »

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15 October 2004 (South Korea)  »

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$1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$12,968 (Chile) (16 June 2006)

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$12,968 (Chile) (16 June 2006)
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Director Kim ki-Duk wrote the screenplay of the movie in one month, the movie was filmed in 16 days and the film editing was done in 10 days. See more »

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Wonderfully written, wonderfully shot
19 November 2004 | by (Italy) – See all my reviews

"Bin Jip" was presented as a surprise this year at the Festival of Venice. Kim Ki-duk had already been swimming in the waters of the Lido three years ago, with his charming-thrilling-shocking "The Isle". This year's Festival was a rather noisy one. Kim Ki-duk brought silence. This year's Festival was a rather hasty one. Kim Ki-duk brought peace. This year's Festival was a rather boring one. Kim Ki-duk brought a ray of invention with this wonderfully written, wonderfully acted and wonderfully shot movie. What lies beneath the silence of "Bin Jip" is probably a story of ghosts: a boy pretending to be a ghost, or average humans not realizing they have always been. Nothing is fully explained, as nothing in life really is. Nobody else will ever make a movie lighter and funnier and warmer than "Bin Jip" - to watch is to understand.


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