April 28, 2005


Korean director Kim Ki-Duk, who directed last year's Buddhist monk import "Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter ... Spring" (here's my review), is back with another near-silent parable.

"3-Iron" appears to be inspired by the Rita Rudner joke about how the criminally insane aren't the people who break into your house and rape and kill you, they should be the ones who break into your house and do your laundry. A young man breaks into empty homes in Seoul, does the laundry, fixes any appliances on the blink, then leaves. In one he finds an abused wife. When her nasty husband comes home and tries to rough her up some more, the hero batters him with golf balls struck by the hubby's own Callaway Steelhead 3-iron.

I have no idea what it all means, but it's clever and cute.

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