The Isle

| 82 min
Korean (Korea)
| German

The dramatic love story follows an unlikely couple and was the first to receive wider acclaim in Germany for the director´s style. Yet it is also beautiful, angry, sad and poetic. It follows an unlikely couple who develop a love for each other despite the unusual circumstances. The film was the fifth film made by Kim, and the first to receive wider international acclaim for his recognizable style. It also became notorious for being difficult to watch, with stories of viewers vomiting or passing out during the more gruesome scenes when the film premiered at the Venice Film Festival. "This is the most gruesome and quease-inducing film you are likely to have seen. You may not even want to read the descriptions in this review. Yet it is also beautiful with sick poetry." (Roger Ebert)