The Isle is one of the most challenging yet visually stimulating films in the series. With a surreal study on love and obsession at its core, the film offers an intensive and subversive look at extreme feelings and emotions. An ex-cop on the lam arrives emotionally and literally at the end of the road, where he finds an isolated lake dotted with floating huts and its beautiful proprietor who takes an almost predatory approach to winning his attention. Director Kim Ki-duk puts the serene setting in stark contrast with a disturbing Eros and Thanatos play, painting indelible images with deft strokes and layering metaphor upon metaphor. 2000, South Korea, in Korean with English subtitles, 35mm, color, 85 minutes. Note: Contains nudity and violence.
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