Sunday, November 06, 2005

Samaritan Girl (2004)

Um, huh? Whatever point Kim Ki-duk is trying to get across with this exquisitely photographed, exquisitely stupid film has eluded my grasp. If there was anything eloquent said here about teenage prostitution, exploitation, youthful sexualization, jealousy, family values, capitalism and its relation to sex, Good Samaritanism or relative morality, I think I missed it. What we basically have here is a very talented filmmaker passing time until his next worthwhile project comes along; the final image is of a car spinning its wheels in the mud, which sums up this film's problems better than I can.

Grade: C


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