One on One

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    One on One

    Il-dae-il

    Directed by

    South Korea

    2014

    122 min

    • Korean

    Thriller

    Venice Days - Official Selection

    A girl is brutally murdered, but she won't be the only victim in this dark thriller directed by the untiring Kim Ki-duk. One of the seven culprits of this atrocious crime is kidnapped, tortured and forced to write a confession. When he's finally freed, he discovers that his other companions have met the same fate. And so he decides to find those responsible and hold them accountable.

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    Credits

    Cast
    Ma Dong-Seok
    Kim Young-Min
    Lee Yi-Kyung
    Jo Dong-In
    Screenplay
    Kim Ki-duk
    Cinematography
    Kim Ki-duk
    Editing
    Kim Ki-duk
    Sales
    FINECUT CO. LTD.
    Production
    KIM KI-DUK FILM

    Press

    The ensuing murder-revenge thriller is still not for the faint-hearted, but this time out the South Korean director seems more interested in giving a state of the nation address rather than adding to his repertoire of shocking scenes.

    Kaleem Aftab, IndieWire

    Examining cronyism, hierarchy and the widening income chasm in Korea, One On One has plenty to say.

    Pierce Conran, Twitch Film

    A vivid cast, particularly Don Lee's bellowing Chief, nicely individualize the characters.

    Deborah Young, The Hollywood Reporter

    Kim Ki-duk

    Kim Ki-duk

    South Korea

    Kim Ki-duk was born (1960, South Korea) studied fine arts in Paris and began his career as a screenwriter. Kim made his debut as a director with a low budget movie titled CROCODILE (1996). The film received sensational reviews from movie critics in South Korea. In 2004, he received two Best Director awards for two different films: at the Berlin International Film Festival for SAMARITAN GIRL and at the Venice Film Festival for 3-IRON. In 2011, his documentary film ARIRANG received an award for best film in the Un Certain Regard category from the Cannes Film Festival. In 2012, his film PIETA received the Golden Lion award at the Venice Film Festival, the first Korean film to receive this honour in Venice.

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