The Net (2016 film)

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The Net
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Directed byKim Ki-duk
Produced byKim Soon-mo
StarringRyoo Seung-bum
Edited byPark Min-sun
Kim Ki-duk Film
Release date
  • October 6, 2016 (2016-10-06) (South Korea)
Running time
114 minutes
CountrySouth Korea
Box officeUS$379,506[1]

The Net (Korean그물; RRGeumul) is a South Korean film directed by Kim Ki-duk. The film had its world premiere at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival[2]


Ryoo Seung-bum stars as Nam Chul-woo, a poor fisherman living a simple life in North Korea with his wife and daughter.[2] One day his net gets caught in his engine, and he is suspected of being either a defector or a spy when his boat accidentally drifts into South Korean waters.[3] He endures interrogation, beatings, and more in his attempt to return to his family, even as he comes to the realization that his life will never be the same.


Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Recipient Result
37th Blue Dragon Film Awards Best New Actor
Lee Won-keun


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  2. ^ a b "The Net (Geumul)". Cine in Style.
  3. ^ "Film Review: The Net". Variety.

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