The Kim, Ki-Duk Retrospective
Screened in Korean with English subtitles.
Rough Cut (2008)
Action, Drama, 113 minutes
Reality and fiction collide and intertwine in this drama produced by director Kim Ki-duk. A second-in-command gangster, (Gang-pae) secretly dreams of being an actor. On the other side of the tracks, movie star (Soo-ta) has receded from public eye and lives as a recluse. Despite his desire for anonymity, skirmishes with the paparazzi get him into trouble, and emotions run high. While shooting a new film in the role of a gangster, Soo-ta beats up a co-star and is close to ruining the production. By chance, Soo-ta meets Gang-pae and coaxes him to be his new co-star. However, Gang-pae raises the stakes by agreeing on the condition that all the actions scenes are done without stunts are movie tricks. Soo-ta agrees and the two get ready for the final showdown.
Rated South Korea 18+ for graphic content. May not be suitable for all audiences. Viewer discretion is advised.
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