The Net

2016, South Korea
114 min, col., language — Korean

Director, Scriptwriter, DoP Kim Ki-duk
Art Director An Ji-hye
Music Park Young-min
Editing Park Min-sun
Cast Ryoo Seung-bum, Kim Young-min, Lee Won-keun, Choi Guy-hwa
Producers Kim Soon-Mo, Kim Ki-duk
Production Kim Ki-duk Film
World Sales Finecut

A North Korean fisherman breaks his boat engine by accident and drifts down to South Korea. After enduring brutal investigations, 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.

Director and scriptwriter. Prize winner of Cannes, Berlin, Venice, Locarno, San Sebastian, Busan and many other film festivals. Born in 1960 in South Korea. He studied fine arts in Paris in 1990–1992. In 1993 he won the award for best screenplay from the Educational Institute of Screenwriting with «A Painter and A Criminal Condemned to Death». After two more screenplay awards, he made his directorial debut with "Crocodile«(1996). His filmography includes «The Isle», «Real Fiction» (2000), «Bad Guy», "Address Unknown«(2001), «The Coast Guard» (2002), "Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring«(2003), «Samaritan Girl» (2004), «3-Iron» (2004), «The Bow» (2005), "Time«(2006), «Breath» (2007), «Dream» (2008), «Arirang» (2011, doc.), «Pieta» (2012), «Moebius» (2013), «One to One» (2014), «Stop» (2015), etc.