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The Net (그물)

그물 (geu-mul)

Directed by Kim Ki-duk (김기덕)

Screenplay by

Drama

114min | Release date in South Korea :

Synopsis
Synopsis
A North Korean fisherman breaks his boat engine by accident and drifts down to South Korea. After enduring brutal investigations in the South, he eventually gets sent back to North Korea. Before leaving South Korea, he notices the dark side of its society contrasting with its “developed“ image. There, he realizes that economic development does not spell happiness for the people. Although he makes it back home, he receives the same investigations as he did in the south. Then a grave sorrow hits him, trapped in the ideology between the two divided countries against his will.

Festival
73rd Venice International Film Festival (2016) - Cinema nel Giardino

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  • [HanCinema's Film Review] "The Net"

    2016/10/08
    In rural North Korea Cheol-woo (played by Ryoo Seung-bum) is a fairly unremarkable fisherman who lives with his wife and daughter. Cheol-woo has to cross a checkpoint every day to go to work because he lives perilously close to the Demilitarized Zone. Far from having especially tight security, the North Korean border fence is actually fairly ramshackle, and because Cheol-woo knows the guards personally, they are hesitant to follow strict policy when an accident forces Cheol-woo's boat adrift. And there starts Cheol-woo's unfortunate journey to South Korea's modernland,...More

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 Produced by
 Kim Ki-duk (김기덕)
Production
Kim Ki-duk Film (김기덕필름)
Staff
 Kim Ki-duk (김기덕)
 Production department
 Kim Woo-taek (김우택)
 Production department
 Kim Ki-duk (김기덕)
 Cinematographer
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114 min 
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Sales or release dates & Box Office
Airing dates : 2016/10/06
South Korean Box Office
Source : www.cine21.com & www.kobis.or.kr
As of 2016.10.30 : 56 395 admissions (total)
As of 2016.10.23 : 55 797 admissions (total)
As of 2016.10.16 : 54 239 admissions (total)
As of 2016.10.09 : 35 378  admissions (total)

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