The Isle
At a remote fishing resort, the beautiful yet mute Hee-jin (Suh Jung) services her guests with tackle, alcohol and even sex, for the right price. When she intervenes to stop reclusive fugitive Hyun-shik (Kim Yoo-suk) from killing himself, a passionate yet deeply dysfunctional relationship begins between them, that in time leads to jealousy, murder and some horrific misuse of fishing tackle. Lauded for its marriage of beautiful imagery and deeply disturbing content, while berated for its shocking depictions of animal cruelty, this is the film that broke Kim onto the world stage, where he has remained ever since.

This is an extract from a feature I wrote for Badass Digest here