Movies like The Isle 2000

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The Isle (2000)
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The Isle (2000)
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Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Mute Hee-Jin is working as a clerk in a fishing resort in the Korean wilderness; selling baits, food and occasionally her body to the fishing tourists. One day she falls in love to Hyun-Shik, who is on the run for the police and rescues him with a fish hook, when he tries to commit suicide.
Style: disturbing, enigmatic, brutal, erotic, harsh, bleak, sexual, sexy, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sexualized violence, prostitute, island, lifestyle, violence, suicide attempt, insanity, murder, sex, fishing, mute, s&m, fish, love interest, brutality, runaway, manipulation, obsession, eroticism, isolation, crimes, suicidal, confined, misfit, destructive relationship ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: south korea

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Duration: 97 min.
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Style: touching, serious, captivating, realistic, sexy ...
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Country: South Korea
Duration: 102 min.
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Duration: 110 min.
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Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
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Duration: 93 min.
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Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
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