The Net (2016 film)

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The Net
The Net (2016 film).jpg
Directed byKim Ki-duk
Produced byKim Soon-mo
StarringRyoo Seung-bum
Edited byPark Min-sun
Production
company
Kim Ki-duk Film
Release date
  • October 6, 2016 (2016-10-06) (South Korea)
Running time
114 minutes
CountrySouth Korea
LanguageKorean
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]

Plot[edit]

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.

Cast[edit]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Recipient Result
2016
37th Blue Dragon Film Awards Best New Actor
Lee Won-keun
Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.koreanfilm.or.kr/jsp/films/index/filmsView.jsp?movieCd=20167867
  2. ^ a b "The Net (Geumul)". Cine in Style.
  3. ^ "Film Review: The Net". Variety.

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