In his latest film, director Kim Ki-duk combines the contemplative serenity of SPRING, SUMMER, AUTUMN, WINTER… AND SPRING with the violence of his previous works. Tae-suk is homeless, and spends his nights in various empty houses. Instead of robbing the owners, Tae-suk pays them by doing small favours, such as doing their laundry and repairing things. When he comes across Sun-hwa, a young woman abused and imprisoned by her husband, they form a special bond. Soon there are two restless souls fleeting between the city's empty houses.
Kim Ki-duk was born in Bonghwa, South-Korea in 1960. In 1990 he moved to Paris to study fine arts. He had his directorial debut with CROCODILE in 1996. His film are stylized and often made on a shoestring budget. Kim’s works have been featured in competition at an array of film festivals. SPRING, SUMMER, AUTUMN, WINTER… AND SPRING (2003) won the international critics’ award in San Sebastián, and was screened at last year’s BIFF. In 2003, BIFF presented a retrospective of Kim's films.