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07.03, - 20:00, National Palace of Culture Hall 1
08.03, - 16:00, Lumiere
18.03, - 21:00, Lumiere
20.03, - 22:30, Cinema House
Director:  Kim Ki-duk
Screenplay:  Kim Ki-duk
World Screen
Maria Full of Grace
Melinda and Melinda
Promised Land
Samaritan Girl

, 2004, 96 min, color

Two Seoul high-school girls earn the money for a trip to Europe in an unusual way: Jae-young turns tricks and Yeo-jin arranges the customers. The girls see nothing unusual in this. But one day Jae-young is fatally injured. As a result of the shock caused by this tragic event, Yeo-jin decides to offer herself to their former clients, in atonement. But then Yeo-jins father, a police detective, accidentally finds out what his daughters been doing after school...
Leading South Korean director Kim Ki-duk seems to have abandoned the controversy of his prior work: Samaria, too, makes use of violence, sex and death, but does so in a somewhat different way. Once again we are confronted by a strange and disaffected world, pervaded by an unusual mood, and supported by lyric music and the atmosphere of a Korean autumn.

South Korean director, born in 1960 in Bonghwa. He has studied fine arts in Paris. Kim worked as a screenwriter before making his feature directorial debut in 1996. Kim Ki-duk is a director of a rare breed. Self-taught in cinema, he has gained international recognition with an impressive body of works characterized by their strong anti-mainstream aesthetics. In 2004 he was indisputably festival director #1, after winning both Best director's awards at Berlin (for Samaritan Girl) and at Venice (for 3-Iron).
1996  Ag-o
1996  Yasaeng dongmul bohoguyeog
1998  Paran daemun
1999  Shilje sanghwang
2000  Seom
2001  Suchwiin bulmyeong
2001  Nabbeun namja
2002  Hae anseon
2003  Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... And Spring
2004  Samaria
2004  Bin-jip
2005  Hwal
2006  Shi gan
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