Korean Directors Take on STAR WARS

Kim Ki-duk

Key Films: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring, 2003; 3-Iron, 2004; Pieta, 2012

Episode VIII: Kim himself stars as a Jedi master who has gone to the deep end, having mastered both the Dark and Light side of the Force but also seen the futility of it all. He roams a desolate planet, divided into the red sand-covered North and blue-moss-covered South, and engages in a series of brutal, X-rated sexual encounters. The local creatures are all female and played by beautiful internationally renowned actresses. He insists on using ‘70s Korean folk songs as the soundtrack music.

Result: A small, devoted cult following obsessively re-watches it in a ritualistic manner, claiming that it holds the key to unlocking the secret of the Force.


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