On a fishing boat at sea, a 60-year old man has been raising a girl since she was a baby. It is agreed that they will get married on her 17th birthday, and she is 16 now. They live a quiet and secluded life, renting the boat to day fishermen and practicing strange divination rites. Their life changes when a teenage student comes aboard...
At South Korea's border with the North, troops guard the coast. Each bullies those ranking beneath him; tensions are high. PFC Kang and his friend Private Kim are on patrol when drinking ... See full summary »
Jae-Young is an amateur prostitute who sleeps with men while her best friend Yeo-Jin "manages" her, fixing dates, taking care of the money and making sure the coast is clear. When Jae-Young... See full summary »
Romances end in blood and the frail hopes of individuals are torn apart in a vile karmic continuity of colonialism, civil war and occupation. After surviving Japanese colonization, Korea ... See full summary »
Coming from Kim Ki Duk, I expected much more out of this movie. If you've read the summary, you've basically spoiled the entire movie for yourself.
Even the shots of this film were dull compared to Kim's other films.
Odagiri Joe also speaks entirely in Japanese in this movie, while all other characters speak in Korean, yet everyone understands each other. If you don't speak either language, you may enjoy the movie much more than I did.
Overall, I can only give "Dream" a 4/10. Die hard Kim Ki Duk fans be warned.
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