In the Net, director Kim Ki-duk uses the division between North and South Korea as an allegory for the negative consequences of humans having a black and white view of the world and becoming narrow minded and judgmental. It's an original narrative that presents a complex view of a well-known issue, presenting equal criticism of both North and South Korea. Some of the characters and parts of the plot are predictable at times, but there are a lot of great performances, all starting with the lead, Ryoo Seung-Bum. Those not affected by its 14a rating, due to violence and some nudity, will find The Net to be an entertaining thriller that holds you until the end.
A North Korean fisherman breaks his boat engine by accident and drifts down to South Korea. After enduring brutal investigations in the South, he eventually gets sent back to North Korea.
January 12, 2021