full title
ARIRANG (2011)
  • Director KIM Ki-duk
    Year 2011
    Status Completed
    Genre documentary
    Starring KIM Ki-duk
    Running Time 100 min.
    Country of Production Korea
    Festival & Awards 2011 Cannes Film Festival - Un Certain Regard Prize
    2011 Toronto Int’l Film Festival - Real to Reel
    2011 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival - Another View
    2011 New Horizons International Film Festival - FILMS ON ART Award
    2011 Sitges International FIlm Festival - New Visions (non-fiction), in competition
    Synopsis Arirang is about Kim Ki-duk playing 3 roles in 1. Through Arirang I climb over one hill in life. Through Arirang I understand human beings, thank the nature, and accept my life as it is now. We are now… in the terrestrial world lurking with desires, in the ghostly world lurking with sorrow in the imaginary world lurking with dreams, with no beginning nor end, slowly going crazy. What is affection that it still remains all around me decaying? It’s still stuck to the crown of my head, testing my emotions. It’s still hiding deep within my heart, testing my sense of compassion. If I didn’t give my heart, they would be bad people erased from memories but if I gave my heart, I couldn’t let them go till the day that I die as despicable people. Ah… Arirang Alright Let’s mercilessly kill each other in our hearts till we die. Even today I hold back as I get angry I laugh as I get jealous I love as I despise And forgive as I quiver with the urge to kill. Wait I will kill Myself, who remembers you.