The Net

  • Feature
  • 2016
  • 114 Minutes
  • Korea, Republic of
  • Language: Korean

A fisherman breaks his boat engine by accident and drifts down to South Korea.
After enduring many brutal investigations, he eventually gets sent back to North Korea.
But before leaving South Korea, he sees how developed the country is and the contrasting dark sides of it. He realizes that economic development does not spell happiness for the people....

Director: KIM Ki-duk

Screenwriter: KIM Ki-duk

Production Company: Kim Ki-duk Film



2016: Oporto International Film Festival , Orient Express: Best Film Orient Express, Directors Week Best Actor Award

Göteborg International Film Festival

International Film Festival of Kerala

Kolkata International Film Festival

Hong Kong Asian Film Festival

Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival

Dubai International Film Festival

São Paulo International Film Festival

Philadelphia Film Festival

AFI Fest , Masters in Conversation

Toronto International Film Festival

Venice Film Festival

Cast and Crew

Screenwriter: KIM Ki-duk

DOP / Camera: Ki-duk KIM

Editor: Min-sun PARK

Music: Young-min PARK

Sound: Young-ki JEON

Producer: Soon-mo KIM

Cast: Seung-bum RYOO, Won-gun LEE, Guy-hwa CHOI, Min-Seok SON


KIM Ki-duk

Born in 1960. After studying art in Paris, KIM Ki-duk returned to Korea and began his career as a screenwriter. He made his directorial debut with a low-budget movie, CROCODILE, in 1996. Since then, KIM Ki-duk has been hailed by both critics and audiences for his hard-to-express characters, shocking visuals, and unprecedented messages. He continued on making internationally acclaimed films such as SAMARITAN GIRL (Silver Bear award for Best Direction in Berlin 2004), 3-IRON (Silver Lion Award for Best Direction in Venice 2004), ARIRANG (Un Certain Regard Prize in Cannes 2011). Most notably, his latest work PIETA has won the Golden Lion Award for Best Film at 2012 Venice Film Festival. In 2013, MOEBIUS was invited to Venice Film Festival in the out of competition section, and in 2014, ONE ON ONE was screened as opening film of Venice Days.

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