Human, Space, Time And Human(HKAFF 2018)
Panorama, Berlin International Film Festival
Shockingly perverse and polarizing even by Kim Ki-duk standards, the controversial auteur’s twenty-third feature unfurls a fantastical, sadistic allegory that manifests the worst of the human condition. People from different walks of life, including a crooked politician with his son, a newlywed couple, gangsters, sex workers and a mysterious old man, set sail aboard a decommissioned warship. The passengers quickly separate into factions and descend into violence, rape and carnage. When the ship becomes suspended in space and food supplies dwindle, this scathing microcosm of society slips further and further into barbarity and disintegration.
Jang Keun-Suk, Fujii Mina, Lee Sung-Jae, Odagiri Joe, Ahn Sung-Ki, Ryoo Seung-Bum