Starring: Yoon-Tae Kim, Joo-Ryeon Kim, Bo-Yeong Choi
Director: Seong-Gang Lee
Studio: Tae Won Entertainment (Korea)
Genre: Mature Drama
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About This DVD
Enigmatic to an intriguing fault, this study of sexual ennui --which approaches hardcore without mustering quite that much energy -- is more ghost tale than love story. Considerably more stylized than arthouse hit "Lies," the smoothly made "Texture of Skin" plumbs philosophical depths of sexual obsession, but will surely cause some ticket buyers to wonder what the fuss is about.
Helmer Lee Sung-Gang's background is in animation, and he takes an iconic approach to tale of opaque young man (Kim Yoon-Tae), who bumps into a seemingly emotionless old g.f., now married, who agrees to sleep with him nine times -- for no given reason. Meanwhile, he's hung up on the spirit of a younger girl who used to live in his apartment. She, as seen in flashbacks, lived with a lad getting ready for a sex change. This "Skin" flick isn't always easy to follow, but there is something haunting about the situation. Important questions remain unanswered, and the actors -- although quite naked much of the time -- resist erotic viewing. Still, the spooky, intensely colored images, hinting at greater insights and presented with increasingly disconcerting rhythms, get under your you-know-what.
Korean film 'Texture of Skin' directed by Lee Seong-gang competes for awarding a prize in the Perspective competition of the 27th MIFF (Moscow International Film Festival), which raised its curtain in Moscow, Russia.
His new movie 'Texture of Skin' is portraying a story in which a promising photographer Min-woo ran into his ex-lover, Jae-hee. Jae-hee proposes secret love affair although she is married. They meet every day.
Once Min-woo witnesses a runaway car accident.watching its victim die in his hands. In the afternoon Min-woo at the climax of love scene with Jae-hee is haunted by the phantom of a girl. From then on she starts pursuing Min-woo for hours on end.
Film maker Lee Seong-gang is famous as an animation director too as his first bold attempt 'My Beautiful Girl, Mari' at a full-length feature has been rewarded with an invitation to compete in the Feature Film category at the 2002 Annecy International Animated Film Festival in France.
A promising photographer Min-woo runs into his ex-lover, Tae-hee. Although she is now married, the two begin an affair, and have sex frequently. One day, Min-woo is at the scene of a car accident, and the female victim dies in his arms. After this, Min-woo finds his psyche invaded by the soul of a strange woman.
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|Video Format:||Widescreen 2.35:1 (Anamorphic)|
- Audio Commentary
- Director's Animation Film
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