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[Article] Finecut Company Picks Up Kim Ki-duk’s ‘Human’
South Korean sales company Finecut has picked up the latest film by Kim Ki-duk, “Human, Space, Time and Human.”


It stars veteran Korean actors Ahn Sung-ki (“Revivre”), Ryoo Seung-bum (“The Net”), Lee Sung-jae (“Public Enemy”) and Jang Keun Suk (“You’re My Pet”), Japan’s Mina Fujii (“Death Note: Light up the New World”) and Joe Odagiri (“I Wish”) in a tale that tests and reveals the true nature of the human race.

“Time and Human” sees the story of a group of people who wake up in the morning to find themselves stuck in a battleship no longer floating in water.

“I made this film in order to stop hating humans,” the arthouse maverick said in a statement released by Cineclick.

Currently in post-production, “Time and Human” is the twenty third production by the director whose previous works including “The Isla” and “Three Iron” have been recognized by major European film festivals. But Kim remains controversial in his home country and the film’s Korean release date has yet to be set.



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[News] Fujii Mina, “Jang Keun Suk’s fanclub sent us a food truck every day”
Fujii Mina talked about the popularity of Hallyu star Jang Keun Suk.
On the 5th December, in the 74 episode of MBC every1 ‘Videostar’, Fujii Mina revealed an interesting story from filming a movie with Jang Keun Suk.
Fujii Mina told that she worked together with prominent actors Ahn Sung Ki, Lee Sung Jae, Ryoo Seung Bum, Joe Odagiri, and Jang Keun Suk on a movie that is not yet released, ‘The time of humans’. She made everyone curious by saying that she spent every evening happily thanks to Asia’s star Jang Keun Suk.
Fujii Mina revealed that Jang Keun Suk’s fan club sent a food truck every day during the 2 week filming of the movie. Fans from Korea, China, Japan and other various countries sent food trucks and so she realized how popular he is. Fujii Mina said: “We usually get lunch boxes during filming in Japan, so we have no chance to eat warm meals”, amazed by Korean buffet food truck culture.


The text on the Sukkie’s photo is “Just as expected, Asia prince Jang Keun Suk”
The text on the other photo is something like: “Support from Jang Keun Suk fan club, happy dinner every day.”

source: http://entertain.naver.com/read?oid=112&aid=0002981788
English translation: Zoe from ECI

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Kim Ki Duk's film to screen in Berlin Film Festival
Jan 27,2018
The film “Human, Space, Time and Human” by famed director Kim Ki-duk has been invited to be screened at the 67th Berlin International Film Festival, which will begin on Feb. 15, according to the distribution company Finecut.

At this year’s festival, 47 movies from 40 countries will premiere.

Starring Japanese actors Fujii Mina and Odagiri Joe as well as Korean actors Jang Keun Suk, Ahn Sung Ki, Ryoo Seung-bum...the movie illustrates human desires that go beyond what’s morally acceptable during a trip on a warship.

Kim was awarded the Golden Lion Prize at the Venice Film Festival for “Pieta” in 2012. 




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[News] Kim Ki Duk x Jang Geun Suk 'Human, Space,Time and Human"... Official invitation to Berlin Film Festival

Kim Ki-duk's new film "Human, Space, Time and Humanity" was officially invited to the 68th Berlin International Film Festival Panorama Special. 

The Berlin International Film Festival is one of the most prestigious film festivals in the world with the Cannes Film Festival and the Venice International Film Festival. 

The movie with stars Jang Keun Suk, Fujii Mina, Ahn Sung Ki, Lee Sung Jae, Ryu Seung Bum, Sung Ki Yun, and Odagiri Joe.


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[Preview movie] Human, Space, Time and Human

Link watch: https://www.berlinale.de/en/programm/berlinale_programm/datenblatt.php?film_id=201812827#tab=video25


Korea 2018

Korean, Japanese

122 min · Colour

World premiere

Jang Keun-suk (Adam)

Mina Fujii (Eve)
Ahn Sung-ki (The old man)
Lee Sung-jae (Adam's father)
Ryoo Seung-bum (gangster boss)
Sung Ki-youn (Captain)
Joe Odagiri (Eve's boyfriend)

A group of very different people set sail on an old warship. The passengers include a senator with his son, a newly-wed couple, a mysterious old man, a group of sex workers and a gang of violent criminals. Korean director Kim Ki-duk doesn’t waste any time before mercilessly letting his characters loose on each other in this confined setting. At first the aggressive behaviour of the thugs and their leader is directed at the first class passengers, but then more and more indiscriminately against the rest of those on board. Rape is followed by murder and it’s not long before the first of numerous and increasingly brutal mutinies takes place. And then, when a view of the ocean reveals a sea of clouds instead of water, it looks as though the ship’s social microcosm has finally come apart. All the protagonists in this film remain nameless and without a biography, the only thing that counts is the breathless here and now, which becomes a parable about the beast that is humankind. In a dramatic interpersonal downward spiral, the cruel fight for food and survival ultimately veers into the fantastical.


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[News] Berlin: Kim Ki-duk’s ‘Human’ Scores Early Sales
“Human, Space, Time and Human,” the new film by controversial South Korean director Kim Ki-duk, has been picked up by a handful of distributors ahead of its premiere as a Berlinale Special screening.

Kim has recently attracted attention from the #MeToo movement, having been accused of sexual assault when shooting his 2013 film “Moebius.” A court last month cleared Kim of the sexual assault charges, but ordered him to pay a fine. The Berlin Film Festival said this week that it is aware of the controversy and condemns all violence.

The new film, which revolves around a small group of people from all walks of life who embark on a journey to the open sea, was acquired by King Records for Japan, Fidalgo Film for Norway and Danaos Film for Greece and Cyprus. Rights are handled by Finecut, a Seoul-based indie sales company.

Finecut also scored a pre-sale on Hong Sang-soo’s “Grass,” which plays in Berlin’s Forum section, to Les Acacias for France. The film stars Kim Minhee, who won the Silver Bear for best actress in Berlin last year with Hong’s “On the Beach at Night Alone.”



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[News] ‘Human, Space, Time and Human’ will be shown in 36th BIFFF (Brussels International Festival)
Jang Keun Suk’s latest movie ‘Human, Space, Time and Human’ directed by Kim Ki-duk will be shown in 36th Brussels International Fantasy, Fantastic, Thriller and Science Fiction Film Festival (BIFFF). They introduced Eng-subbed teaser, and their expectation about the movie.

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#HumanSpaceTimeAndHuman to be shown at Imagine Film Festival in Amsterdam on April 13 & 20.
This will be the 4th European Film Festival where Human, Space, Time and Human will be screened following Berlin, Vilnius and Brussels International Film Festival!!

Human, Space, Time and Human

A group of people is travelling on an old-fashioned steel ship. Amongst them a senator, some prostitutes, a newly-wed couple and a group of gangsters. It’s not long before tensions flare up, and when the ship turns out to be hovering in the clouds on the second day and the food starts running out, the situation becomes unsustainable. Korean master Kim Ki-duk blends a pitch-black world view with lyrical beauty.


Anyone familiar with the work of Korean director Kim Ki-duk knows that his view of the world is not exactly joyful. His newest film is a parable that shows how quickly the thin layer of civilisation cracks as soon as some pressure is applied. Nothing new there, but what’s extraordinary about this film is that Kim combines the raw violence he is known for with a lyrical beauty. In the last part, the ship becomes a fantasy world that is a far cry from the vessel with which the film began. But Kim wouldn’t be Kim if he didn’t have worthy finale up his sleeve as well.


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1/ "Human Space Time and Human" will be screened on Sep. 14 and 15 at 


2/ Actor Jang's movie "Human Space Time and Human" will be screening at 17:00-19:00 on 17 Sep in Almaty Film Festival. It is included in a non-competition section.




3/ The movie "Human Space Time and Human" starred by Actor Jang was invited by the Contemporary Film Festival held on Aug. 25 and 26
to be screened at the National Theatre of Mexico



4/ "Human Space Time and Human" will be invited to screen in XIII Batumi International Art-house Film Festival held in Batumi, Georgia during September 16-23 September, 2018. According to the announcement, the movie is included in Master collection section!


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Human, space, time and human movie will be shown in Copenhagen in Denmark on the Buster Film Festival 29th September, and also on 2nd and 7th October



‘Human, Space, Time and Human’ is screened in various cities as one of the films of FANTASY FILM FEST. Screening schedules are as follow.
BERLIN – 09 Sep / 9.00 pm
MÜNCHEN – 16 Sep / 4.00 pm
HAMBURG – 16 Sep / 9.00 pm
KÖLN – 15 Sep / 8.00 pm
FRANKFURT – 21 Sep / 8.15 pm
NÜRNBERG – 29 Sep / 1.30 pm
STUTTGART – 29 Sep / 1.00 pm




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[Guest Film Review] "Human, Space, Time and Human"

The rather surrealistic and full of allegories script takes place in a warship, which is taking a cruise with a number of quite different characters. The most central are a corrupt Politician and his supposedly idealistic son named Adam, a Gang boss and the rest of his group, a freshly-wedded couple comprising of Eve and her activist/idealist husband, the righteous Captain and his crew, and a strange old hermit. 
Trouble brews almost immediately since the politician receives special treatment both regarding his meals and by occupying the sole suite in the boat, to the disgruntlement of the rest of the passengers, who eventually express their annoyance, with the Gangster and his group taking the role of the bodyguard of the privileged, almost without consent, and despite Adam's protests. During the night, and after consumption of large quantities of alcohol, sex begins to dominate the setting, with a number of prostitutes "hanging out" with the crew and the gangsters. However, things soon take a turn for their worse when Eve and another woman in the boat get raped repeatedly, while Eve's husband ends up dead, with the gangsters and the politician and his son having a central role in all that is happening...



Regarding the acting, I could easily say that Kim has done a great job in the casting, and has managed to draw as much as possible from his actors. Lee Sung-jae is exceptional as the Politician, in the archetypical role of the noble villain. Jang Keun-suk is quite good as Adam, a man who struggles to retain his idealistic notions but finds himself adrift on the will of stronger men and events that surpass him. Ryoo Seung-bum is excellent as the Gang Leader, in the role of the "lackey".

Mina Fujii as Eve is equally good, depicting a number of transformations her character experiences, that range from the absolute victim to the femme fatale, to the mother, to the victim again. Joe Odagiri as her boyfriend manages to steal a part of the show in the brief time he appears on screen.

Kim Ki-duk's own editing gives the film a relatively fast pace, with a number of jump cuts which, occasionally, make it a bit difficult to realize that time has passed on the boat, although this sense carries on very briefly. However, I felt that the film could have benefitted from some tighter editing, since the 2-hours on the same claustrophobic setting become a bit bothersome after a while, although the torrent of events compensate largely for this "fault".


"Human, Space, Time and Human" is the best film Kim Ki-duk has shot during the latest years (since "Pieta" and "Moebius") and I feel really glad to see the Korean auteur back on form. The restrictions I mentioned in the fourth paragraph, though, do apply, although those who can get past them, will discover a film of real value, as is the case of the majority of Kim Ki-duk's films.


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London East Asia Film Festival

On 28th(SUN) October, @ 20:30, Odeon Cinema Oxford 
The 3rd London East Asia Film Festival opens on 25th October 2018 and travels outside the capital, bringing the box office hits, latest releases by East Asia's most prominent directors in the strand, LEAFF's Official Selection. Director Kim Ki-duk's latest feature, HUMAN, SPACE, TIME AND HUMAN will be screened at Oxford.



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