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Bin-Jip

In Too lazy to assign a category on February 16, 2008 at 7:34 pm

3-Iron (or 빈집 (Bin-jip) meaning Empty Houses in Korean) is a 2004 Korean film from Kim Ki-duk, the director of the acclaimed Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter… and Spring.

The film stars Jae Hee as Tae-suk, a loner who drives around on his motorbike delivering takeout menus, which he tapes over peoples' front-door keyholes. He later returns to break into the apartments that haven't removed the menus, presuming them to be empty. He lives in each flat while the owners are away, even washing their clothes and mending broken appliances for them. When he breaks into the house of domestic violence victim Sun-hwa (played by Lee Seung-yeon) the couple begin a strange silent relationship, and she joins him, moving from one flat to another. The most remarkable thing in this movie is the strange kind of relationship develops between a woman and a stranger. Their love has no words. But the silence itself narrates the past of the woman, and the depth of their understanding. In the midst of breaking into houses, the couple get in trouble with the law. Sun-hwa is forced to live with her abusive husband as Tae-suk practices the art of being invisible in jail. After being released from prison, invisible to her husband's eyes, Tae-suk rejoins Sun-hwa in her house. (Source: Wikipedia)

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