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

R  |   |  Crime, Drama, Romance  |  15 October 2004 (South Korea)
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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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Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$20,084 (USA) (29 April 2005)

Gross:

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

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 »

Goofs

His boxer-type BMW motorcycle, which has two cylinders, is dubbed with the sound of a four cylinder engine. See more »

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A quote showing before the end credits: "It's hard to tell that the world we live in is either a reality or a dream." See more »

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Keep silence, please
17 April 2005 | by (Seville, Spain) – See all my reviews

Kim ki-Duk is one of the most provocative directors of the world. I remember "The Isle", his sexual and beautiful movie, a tale that a lot of people didn't understand, and since then, I'm a big fan of this Korean man.

This new movie, "3-Iron", shows the best of ki-Duk's soul and senses. The loneliness where the characters live is a sea of dreams, like empty houses of golf balls without have been used. This movie should be considered like one of the year's best. I hope that the people in USA will see it because it's totally beautiful. Like in all the ki-Duk movies, the violence is an essential element, that can't appear hidden, because in this time, the violence is the gun of the characters.

I'm looking forward to his next movie, "The Bow", but before, I've got to see "Samaritan girl", that has been released in my country this weekend.


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