full title
THE NET (2016)
  • Director KIM Ki-duk
    Year 2016
    Status Completed
    Genre drama
    Starring RYOO Seung-bum, LEE Won-gun, KIM Young-min, CHOI Guy-hwa
    Running Time 114 min.
    Country of Production Korea
    Festival & Awards 2016 Venice Film Festival - Out of Competition - Cinema del Giardino
    2016 Toronto Int’l Film Festival - Masters
    2016 AFI Fest - World Cinema
    2017 Fantasporto - Oporto Int’l Film Festival - Directors Week Best Actor Award, Best Film Orient Express
    Synopsis When his boat breaks down at sea, a North Korean fisherman drifts into South Korea. Enduring brutal interrogations and witnessing the dark sides of the society contrasting with its ‘developed’ image there, he realizes that economic development does not spell happiness for people. After his struggles to get home, he faces the same harsh 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.