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Probably Kim Ki-Duk’s best film
With the work of South Korean filmmaker Kim Ki-Duk, the viewer has to accept some very fundamental “flaws” that inherently seem to be a part of his work in a practical sense. The production values are always cheap, the soundtrack music is always tacky, the acting is never more than at the most basic level, there are continuity errors… in a word, his films always seem low budget and as if everything were shot in one take. Also he has almost an insistence on breaching realism and lapsing into his own vague allegory. His characters never follow any kind of real internal logic, but rather act according to the scenario he conceives. All of these factors amount to the reason I don’t think I will ever be able to consider any of his films true masterpieces.
That said, in return for accepting these inherent flaws, the viewer is rewarded with a candid, unadulterated look into the creative mind of a very interesting person. Kim Ki-Duk’s vision is relentlessly idiosyncratic, but very consistent and pure. Watching his films, you gain direct access into his thoughts. This is not film-making by committee, this is “auteurism” in the truest sense. That in and of itself is such a rarity that his films are worth seeing for this reason alone. And this film, “Bad Guy”, is probably the purest, most definitive example of Kim Ki-Duk’s vision. All the preoccupations that manifest in his other work are here: The mute, inexpressive protagonist, the seeming obsession with prostitution and the degradation of women in general, and also the director’s tendency to eventually lead his characters into an incomprehensible fantasy world. Whether or not the viewer is willing to accept these illogical flights of fancy is purely a matter of taste, but personally i find his work fascinating solely because it is so stubbornly idiosyncratic and fueled by a remarkably pure sense of creative expression.
Incommunication, violence, hypermasculinity…
Kim Ki-duk’s “Bad Guy” brings the viewer to a world of violence, jealousy, unfulfilled desires and silly mistakes that gets undone under repetition, tonal shifts and a running time that goes a little bit for too long.
Sun-hwa is waiting for her boyfriend when she attracts the attention of Han-ki. Han-ki, who doesn’t seem to care too much for others’ opinions, decides to kiss her in front of everyone, including the boyfriend. Some soldiers that are passing by reward him with a beating. But the story of Sun-hwa and Han-ki is not over, and when she makes a mistake, Sun-hwa falls into the hands of Han-ki and his group, which will force her into a life of prostitution.
If you have seen any of Kim Ki-duk’s movies you will already know his love for silences, the problems of communication, the gender relationships (including the more carnal side) in South Korea and other stuff. And “Bad Guy” has a little bit of everything. Sadly, all these interesting observations fall into a plot which suffers from bad pace, little originality and two characters who are little developed (you can see their arc development from moment one). Which is a pity, because the acting is good (even if Han-ki’s constant mutism is overdone).
As a look into the darkness we all have within ourselves, it is interesting enough. But it cannot overcome its shortcomings, Kim Ki- duk overplaying his cards this time.
Original Language ko
Runtime 1 hr 40 min (100 min)
Rated Not Rated
Genre Drama, Romance
Director Kim Ki-duk
Writer Kim Ki-duk
Actors Jae-Hyun Cho, Won Seo, Yun-tae Kim
Country South Korea
Awards 4 wins & 1 nomination
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm