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Kim Ki-duk’s ‘The Net’ to be shown at Venice Film Festival

By Korea Herald

Published : July 29, 2016 - 13:35

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Korean filmmaker Kim Ki-duk has been invited to the annual Venice International Film Festival for the world premiere of “The Net.”

Scheduled to be screened under the festival’s noncompetitive program, “The Net” will be presented alongside Kim Ji-woon’s historical thriller “The Age of Shadows” and American actor Mel Gibson’s first directorial production in a decade, “Hacksaw Ridge,” among others. 

Official poster for Kim Ki-duk’s “The Net” (Next Entertainment World) Official poster for Kim Ki-duk’s “The Net” (Next Entertainment World)

Featuring actor Ryoo Seung-bum, “The Net” follows a North Korean fisherman who finds himself drifting toward South Korean territory. This is the seventh time Kim has been invited to the Venice film festival.

Meanwhile, Kim is currently working on a war film “Who is God,” which recently received a 250 million-yuan ($37.6 million) investment from a Chinese production company.

The 73rd Venice International Film Festival, which is the oldest film festival in the world, will take place from Aug. 31 to Sept. 10.

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