Soom (Breath)
Soom (Breath) (2007)

Acclaimed South Korean filmmaker Kim Ki-duk returns with his 14th film as a director, a tender romantic drama centering on the unusual relationship between a condemned prisoner and a married female artist. Jin is a convicted killer awaiting… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: April 29, 2007
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Critic Score: 67% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Nick Visser
Seattle Times

The cinematography is wonderful, but the plot is too vague. There could be a message here, but it's buried too deep to dig out.

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Prairie Miller

A surreal convergence of sex, death and erotically charged assisted suicide via asphyxiation, and the weird way that a female object of desire can take your breath away, in more ways than one.

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Ray Bennett
Hollywood Reporter

[Director Ki-duk] creates some startling images within the curious logic of his tale. It has something to do with inhaling badness and exhaling goodness but those expecting it to make sense shouldn't exactly hold their breath.

Rudy Joggerst

...a tender romance between a dejected housewife and a mute death-row prisoner that is surprisingly compassionate and even offers up a few moments of comic relief.

Derek Elley

A typically quirky chamber drama by helmer Kim Ki-duk.

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Emanuel Levy

This story of a disenfranchised woman represents a step-down for the gifted South Korean helmer Kim Ki-Duk in an uneven film in which the parts are more interesting than the whole.

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Flixster Audience Score: 72% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
With this tender and sensitive film that ought to be felt and experienced, Kim Ki-Duk explores again many of the narrative elements that are also present in his… More
Luke Baldock
I love the films of Ki-duk Kim so much. Seriously he's fucking amazing. His subtle approach to film making allows to to wallow in his incredible images.… More
Arash Xak
Anothe masterwork by Kim Ki-duk, The story is strange but like his other films Soom is filled with magical ideas & impressive moments
Marcus Woolcott
Not the best film for Korean cinema virgins, but for the initiated it's a beauty.
Saskia D.
It was alright, food for thought I guess :) <div style="width:576px;"><a… More