Time (Shi Gan)– K Movie 2006

6 02 2011

Seh-hee and Ji-woo have dated for two years.  Though in love, Seh-hee begins to feel the passion fade when her lover is sexually excited by the thought of sleeping with another woman.  She leaves one day and goes to the plastic surgeon.  So if you’ve seen it you know what happens… basically I have loved some of Kim Ki-duk’s work.  Kim Ki-duk is the director and has also done 3-Iron & Spring, Summer, Winter, Fall…and Spring.  He is known for quiet deep works and this though a completely different topic and feel does move in that same way.  Amazing imagery along the way and the use of the sculpture garden made me want to quit my job and become a sculptor.  The mask scene still creeps me out and this terrible twisting of love was painful to watch.

 

On many levels I think I am still processing the film, it is hard to even write about because it is so complex in my mind.

 

I would recommend this to fans of Kim Ki-duk’s work, but not to those interested in Korean movies.  It is a bit harsh for beginners.  I would give it a 6 out of 10.

 

As a side question, why is it that in the series male/female relationships are dealt with like it is the 1950’s, but in films the characters are much more promiscuous and lacking the social constructs that are so prevalent in series?

 

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13 03 2011
wolforion20

Wow, haven’t seen, but this movie looks horribly twisted. I think I have only seen Bin Jip by Kim Ki Duk. That movie, even with its silence, was one I never found dull and it explored a very interesting human relationship, but the ending just left me feeling disturbed.

As for your question, there are more risque kdramas. Like What Happened in Bali and Say You Love me where characters are more promiscuous and you get to see a seedier, more mature side.

16 03 2011
kormerica

Thank you for the awesome comments. I’m not sure if I’ve seen Bin Jip or not, but yeah, the guy likes to tackle some disturbing subject matter. But I like that it presses the boundaries and sticks with you because it is so different. Thanks for the suggestions too… I love the conservative stuff, I just like to make sure I am watching a range of what is out there and your suggestions are both ones I’ve not heard of. You rock!

16 03 2011
wolforion20

You’re welcome.
Both suggestions are available to watch online with English subtitles on DramaFever. I have only watched the first 5 episodes in What Happened in Bali. It’s a little slow to start, but definitely picks up steam later I hear. And the other explores how an innocent pure love gets corrupted by two people who’ve been around the block a time or two.

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