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Dream (2008)

Bi-mong (original title)
In the aftermath of a car crash, a man discovers his dreams are tied to a stranger's sleepwalking.

Director:

Ki-duk Kim

Writer:

Ki-duk Kim (screenplay)
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Credited cast:
Joe Odagiri ... Jin
Nayoung Lee ... Ran (as Na-yeong Lee)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mi-hee Chang Mi-hee Chang ... Doctor (as Mi-hie Jang)
Tae-Hyun Jin Tae-Hyun Jin ... Ran's ex-lover (as Tae-hyeon Kim)
Ji-a Park Ji-a Park ... Jin's ex-lover
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In the aftermath of a car crash, a man discovers his dreams are tied to a stranger's sleepwalking.

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The song in the closing credits ''Scura Maje'' is a traditional Italian song. The most famous version of it, performed by Anna Melato and arranged by Nino Rota, is included in the soundtrack of the film Love & Anarchy (1973) by Lina Wertmüller. See more »

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[White and black are the same color]
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Frankly, a bad film
15 April 2009 | by regnarghostSee all my reviews

A man and a woman's life becomes entangled as she does what he dreams, or in other cases,he experiences what she does while sleepwalking. Its a storyline that Kim-Duk should feel right at home with. And for the first twenty five minutes or so it looks promising. Rich atmosphere with tasteful use of music. I was just waiting for him to really start WORKING with the story and ideas at hand.

I don't think he does that. To me it looks like Kim-Duks abandons much of his graceful soul-searching in favor of fleshy melodrama. Especially the awkward shouting-scene at the field, but the whole film has something contrived about it. The main-character are very illogical in their thinking, with may indicate that the film is meant to work on a allegorical level, but I'm dubious. The cinematography too strikes me as bland, with some interesting exceptions. There are faint echoes of 3-Iron here, the film that more and more stands out as his masterpiece, but lacks most of its subtle grace.

Well, until the end that is. The breathtaking and magical scene where she "escapes" confirms that Kim-Duk still has it in him,(but I'm not wild about how it ties everythinkg together so neatly), as much as i respect him as an artist, i think Kim-Duk needs to relocate and form ranks.


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Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean | Japanese

Release Date:

9 October 2008 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Seoul, South Korea

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