A young and lonely drifter spends his nights in different empty family holiday homes. One day, he mistakes a quiet mansion for an empty one, and meets a young woman, a housewife looking to run away from her abusive husband, and in urgent need of his intervention.
Though still subversive, South Korea’s enfant terrible Kim Ki-duk eschews the explicit and exploitative, often unrelentingly cruel violence of his more sinister films in this romantic drama—an allegorical love story sentimental and quiet, gentle and tender.
Andrey Zvyagintsev, 2003, Russia
Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan
Jia Zhangke, 1998, China
Mike Leigh, 2008, United Kingdom
Johnnie To, 2008, Hong Kong
Götz Spielmann, 2008, Austria
Aditya Assarat, 2007, Thailand
Wong Kar Wai, 2004, Hong Kong
Vincent Paronnaud,Marjane Satrapi, 2007, France
Michael Haneke, 2001, Austria