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Arirang -- Winner of the Un Certain Regard Prize at Cannes. Controversial director Kim Ki-duk's documentary addresses his personal crisis sparked by the suicide of his leading actress during the filming of "Dream." (Korean with English subtitles)


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26 January 2012 (Germany) See more »
Documentary on director Kim Ki-Duk looking back at his film career. | Add synopsis »
2 wins & 1 nomination See more »
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Directed by
Ki-duk Kim 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Ki-duk Kim 

Produced by
Ki-duk Kim .... producer
Cinematography by
Ki-duk Kim 
Film Editing by
Ki-duk Kim 
Production Design by
Ki-duk Kim 
Sound Department
Ki-duk Kim .... sound recordist
Ki-duk Kim .... sound
Editorial Department
Alex Seery .... digital cinema mastering
Other crew
Andrew P. Kirkham .... dcp producer [gb]
Andrew P. Kirkham .... dvd producer [gb]

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100 min | 100 min (Cannes Film Festival)

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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Lucky that i watched, 15 October 2014
Author: tarek3358 from Bangladesh

There are many things i want to see which match with myself. Kim ki duk is the only director who actually understand my mind. I should follow him and want to be a director like him.

Generally, most of his film pertains silent periods. Maybe, he believe that the protagonist should talk less, work hard and put effect on the audiences. He makes his film in a simple way, but go through a complex thoughtful tunnel and in the end we see the light or the soul of his film. Basically, there is a part in this movie about 'death' which really i was searching for. He described it in a easy way. A cinema he made as a director, actor,cinematographer, sound recorder like playing every role is just insurmountable. There are many who try to show himself as drama but in real he is not. But kim ki duk tried to make this drama and real came. When he cried in while watching his own cinema (spring,summer.....) It made me share some tears with him. I love this film a lot. Fabulous...!!!

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