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Real Fiction (2000)

Shilje sanghwang (original title)
The film follows a South Korean artist as he systematically seeks out, and then guns down his real or imagined enemies.

Director:

Ki-duk Kim

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Ki-duk Kim
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Credited cast:
Jin-mo Ju ... Na
Yi-yeong Shim Yi-yeong Shim ... (as Jin-ah Kim)
Min-seok Son Min-seok Son
Je-rak Lee Je-rak Lee
Ki-yeon Kim Ki-yeon Kim
Sun-mi Myeong Sun-mi Myeong
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hyun-Sung Jang Hyun-Sung Jang ... (as Hyeong-seong Jang)
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The film follows a South Korean artist as he systematically seeks out, and then guns down his real or imagined enemies.

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Real Fiction
29 March 2006 | by I_John_Barrymore_ISee all my reviews

Another fine film from Kim Ki-duk, although not in the same league as his two masterpieces The Isle and Bad Guy.

At its heart a simple revenge tale, it's elevated by an interesting psychological aspect that prevents it from being just another low-budget shocker. The protagonist is a put-upon street artist who meets an alternate version of himself who jolts him into action and convinces him to exact revenge on those who have wronged him.

Or he's the alternate version of a reclusive pseudo-guru who uses him to exact revenge on his enemies. It's not clear, but I'd bet on the former. The acting is very good all round, especially from the lead, and there are numerous comic scenes that don't intrude, but serve to lighten the potentially very dark drama. Worth a look.


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South Korea

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Korean

Release Date:

24 June 2000 (South Korea) See more »

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