One Third
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Director Yongman Kim draws inspiration from Dante's Inferno for this tale of a Buddhist Monk who longs to help his beautiful and troubled neighbor, but whose deliberate attempt to refuse to choose between righteousness of evil results in torturous inner conflict. Chris (Ivo Velon) makes a marginal living by sketching portraits in Washington Square Park, and attempts to maintain an optimistic mindset despite inhabiting a city that has been hopelessly corrupted by greed, poverty, and rebellion. In the center of this swirling cesspool, Chris envisions his teenage neighbor Lotusia (Diana… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 43%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Vanity productions don't come much worse than One Third."
‑ Lou Lumenick, New York Post
"Kim has his cast emulate the melodramatic performance style of D.W. Griffith-era silents, but at some point this begins to torture the film into self-parody."
‑ John Anderson, Newsday
"The title eloquently speaks to the film's fractional success."
‑ Nick Schager, Slant Magazine
"Nearly devoid of both dialogue and narrative cohesion."
‑ Jack Mathews, New York Daily News
"The sexual horror makes it difficult to watch at times, but a voyeuristic slant on The Divine Comedy sort of needs to be."
‑ Matt Singer, Village Voice
"A paper-thin wall within a grungy East Village apartment building separates good and evil, hope and despair and Eastern and Western practice in the slightly self-enamored yet generally affecting 1/3."
‑ Laura Kern, New York Times
"A valuable examination of the intersection of Eastern and Western philosophies from a distinctly Asian perspective."
‑ Kam Williams, Upstage Magazine
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