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A North Korean fisherman breaks his boat engine by accident and drifts down to South Korea. After enduring brutal investigations in the South, he eventually gets sent back to North Korea.

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Ki-duk Kim

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Ki-duk Kim
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Cast

Cast overview:
Seung-bum Ryoo ... Nam Chul-woo
Won-geun Lee Won-geun Lee ... Oh Jin-woo (as Lee Won Gun)
Young-min Kim Young-min Kim ... Inspector
Guyhwa Choi Guyhwa Choi
Min-seok Son Min-seok Son
Ha-dam Jeong Ha-dam Jeong ... Jin-Dal-Rae
Hyun-Ah Sung Hyun-Ah Sung ... Consultant
Ji-il Park Ji-il Park ... K-CIA officer
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Namchulwoo is a poor fisherman living a simple but happy life with his wife and daughter on the north side of a river that divide s the two Korea's. Every day he goes fishing on the river,where the check point soldiers know him well and trust him not to cross the invisible border in the water.but one day his fishing net gets caught in the boat engine,and Nam cannot stop him self from drifting into the south.

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Trapped Between two Lands. See more »

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

6 October 2016 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

The Net See more »

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Kim Ki-Duk Film See more »
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-The film had its world premiere at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival. See more »

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Oh Jin-woo: The brighter the light, the darker its shadow...
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Great film about the consequences of extreme ideology
16 October 2016 | by info-01781See all my reviews

In the Net, director Kim Ki-duk uses the division between North and South Korea as an allegory for the negative consequences of humans having a black and white view of the world and becoming narrow minded and judgmental. It's an original narrative that presents a complex view of a well-known issue, presenting equal criticism of both North and South Korea. Some of the characters and parts of the plot are predictable at times, but there are a lot of great performances, all starting with the lead, Ryoo Seung-Bum. Those not affected by its 14a rating, due to violence and some nudity, will find The Net to be an entertaining thriller that holds you until the end.


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