Samaria (Samaritan Girl)
Samaria (Samaritan Girl) (2004)

South Korean filmmaker Kim Ki-duk writes, directs, and edits Samaria (Samaritan Girl), an abstract drama told in three parts. In part one, "Vasumitra," best friends Yeo-jin (Gwak Ji-min) and Jae-yeong (Seo Min-jung) work together… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: May 10, 2005
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Critic Score: 50% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

The preceding parts are so literal minded, as both puritanical and pornographic illustrations of an obnoxious male fantasy, that they strike me as alternately absurd and hypocritical.

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MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher

[A]rcane and provocative film... cements [Ki-duk Kim's] reputation as one of the most astonishing artists working in cinema today...

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Gabriel Shanks
Mixed Reviews

A wholly unique tale that gives expressive voice to the pains of childhood and the parents forced to bear witness.

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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter

It's hard to say what Kim is driving at here.

Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com

just doesn't jibe with any version of reality that I'm aware of

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Jean-François Vandeuren
Panorama

Samaritan Girl demeure l'un des films les plus accessibles de la filmographie de Kim Ki-duk grâce à sa mise en scène volontairement simplifiée qui fonctionne à merveille.

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Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine

An under-thought formula linking sex, youth, and violence.

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Flixster Audience Score: 75% Flixster User Reviews
Lady D'arbanville
Quite an unusual and interesting storyline, one that starts in a direction and ends up in a completely opposite direction. A very watchable film, but also… More
Luke Baldock
A film of such amazing power that I watched it three times in a row from 2 in the morning til 6:30. Most all other films I would have fallen asleep. The… More
Arash Xak
Ki-duk Kim's movies are magical, Impressive & filled with symbols & metaphors & this one is no exception
Daisy Maduro
Director Kim Ki-Duk gave us an insight about teenage prostitution in Korea with Samaria,but for me this was not a film about prostitution, I found that the film… More
Tsubaki Sanjuro
Kim Ki Duk film's are such mixed bags, they have some very good moments, then some very retarded and stupid moments that almost makes you forget about the… More
Wu Chouin
Another moody character study by Kim. Runs out of steam halfway thru.