Kim Ki-duk’s rarely seen directorial debut, never before released in the UK.
Kim Ki-duk’s stunning debut is a study of violence in South Korean society and seemingly unlike any other Korean films made before it. It depicts the life of violent thug, Crocodile, who lives with a peddling boy and an old man by the banks of the river Han in Seoul, a popular suicide spot.
Homeless Crocodile makes a living by robbing the dead bodies of those who commit suicide by jumping into the river. One day, he saves the life of a suicidal young woman from drowning but only to use her for sex. Keeping her there, he develops an abusive relationship and despite his temper and violence, a bond soon forms between the four of them.
CROCODILE is the grittiest of KIM Ki-duk's early work which led the path to series of intense and highly acclaimed features.
Dir: KIM ki-duk
Cast: Cho Jae-hyeon (The Isle, Bad Guy, Address Unknown, The Kick, The Weight), AHN Jae-Hong, WOO Yoon-kyung, CHUN Moo-song.
Runtime: 102 minutes
Language: Korean (English subtitles)
Country: South Korea
Region: region 2
What the press say:
"Crocodile comes with one of those hauntingly beautiful endings for which Kim has since become rightly famous." - Little White Lies