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By Hye Seung Chung

ISBN-10: 0252036697

ISBN-13: 9780252036699

ISBN-10: 0252078411

ISBN-13: 9780252078415

This learn investigates the debatable films written and directed via the autonomous filmmaker Kim Ki-duk, some of the most acclaimed Korean auteurs within the English-speaking global. Propelled via underdog protagonists who can purely converse via shared corporeal ache and severe violence, Kim's photo movies were categorised by means of Western audiences as belonging to sensationalist East Asian "extreme" cinema, and Kim has been categorised a "psychopath" and "misogynist" in South Korea.

 

Drawing upon either Korean-language and English-language assets, Hye Seung Chung demanding situations those misunderstandings, convalescing Kim's oeuvre as a healing, but brutal cinema of Nietzschean ressentiment (political anger and resentment deriving from subordination and oppression). Chung argues that the facility of Kim's cinema lies accurately in its skill to catch, channel, and bring the uncooked feelings of protagonists who survive the ground rungs of Korean society. She presents ancient and postcolonial readings of victimization and violence in Kim's cinema, which tackles such socially suitable issues as nationwide department in Wild Animals and The Coast Guard and U.S. army career in Address Unknown. She additionally explores the non secular and non secular topics in Kim's newest works, which recommend probabilities of reconciliation and transcendence.

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