Love against the passage of TIME
To save her relationship, a woman puts herself through extensive plastic surgery.
To save her relationship, a woman puts herself through extensive plastic surgery.
Hetki lyö, Shi gan, 絶対の愛, Shi Gan, Время, 慾望的謊容
Kim Ki-Duk is truly a visionary.
He thought, he wrote and he made it. He became one of my favorite filmmakers.
The film deals with insecurity and obsessiveness about love, relation, and looks.
“When it hits two years, you start checking out other girls. But it’s not because there’s no love. It’s because there’s no more thrills and turn-ons.” – Seh-hee
This is among the most haunting relationship films I have seen. Time from South Korea pivots on the destructive words and goading that happens between a man and woman when their coupling becomes unsatisfactory, turning to irrational game-playing to arouse jealousy out of each other. The woman’s ego is more fragile. Extreme insecurity leads to her getting plastic surgery which results successfully enough post-procedure, but scars her soul. This was the thirteenth film written and directed by the great Kim Ki-Duk who directed my favorite film of the 21st century, "Spring Summer…
The work of director Kim Ki-duk is a perpetual rabbit hole, with every door you bust down five more popping up in its place, laughing at you, taunting you, tempting you in. But behind each door is a potential booby trap, with all the horsepower capable to astonish, mystify, provoke and yes, disturb. Time teases all of the above and then some, showcasing the South Korean provocateur at his most incendiary, challenging and darkly comical. Of course, this is Kim we’re talking about, so expect enough symbolism for ten movies and you’ll get the gist.
It’s a film extremely layered in its anatomy. On the nose, a creepy warning call about the horrors of insecurity and the inky pressure to measure…
I didn’t know going in where Time figured in Kim Ki-duc’s filmography. The very first thing that struck me is that all the characters spoke, and it seemed to follow a conventional narrative arc. This made me think it was a very early work. It turned out that I was mistaken, and that Time is smack dab in the middle of Kim’s filmography.
My first impression was that Kim was exploring the onerous and superficial burden society places on women and their looks. Magazine covers flaunt expected perfection, and it’s telling that even the subjects they feature are not perfect enough; they have to be photoshopped to make them ideal. I realized…
Why is love so cheap and yet so difficult and confusing? Time is about disturbing paranoia, threatening to tear apart two people. They both suffer from loneliness, as they look for the right person. And so extreme action is taken to try to fix this broken relationship. Time is about people tired of their faces, treating their own bodies and those of others as disposable. It is said that men get tired of the physical very quickly, and like to experience change. The perils of plastic surgery are presented as crises of confidence and love. South Korea is the plastic surgery capital of the world, lending a cultural angle as to quite why this hyperbolic hypothetical takes place. Time features…
Kim Ki-duk is a man of interesting ideas. He makes interesting films! Time focuses on a jealous woman who believes that her beau will eventually tire of her face. She takes the drastic action of getting plastic surgery to change her appearance, before rekindling their relationship. The film explores the essence of what makes us human from a truly unique perspective. It's set up like a romantic comedy, but this is just a facade for a much deeper and darker vision! Love is a connection between two souls but the film shows the importance of the face to the very essence of humanity. The selfishness of the female character transforms into a nightmare of her own making by the time…
Time is a film which revolves around a woman's sanity succumbing to her jealousy in a twisted tale of tormented love that seems to be a scathing critique of the cosmetic surgery industry. There's no real exposition which explains this but to contextualise, South Korea currently has one of the highest plastic surgery markets in the world. In a nation where people are literally gifted surgery during the inception of their leap into adolescence, it's pretty scary to think that the exaggeration this film portrays may not be that far-fetched at all. Time follows a more conventional narrative structure when compared to a lot of other Ki-duk films. There's also far more dialogue than i was anticipating.
But that allure of…
How did they not get banned from that coffee shop?
Ki-duk Kim doesn't like people and animals, but he does like trees. Those are three things that I've learned from the three films I've watched by him so far. What I've also learned is that if you sit down expecting a film of his to be anything like the synopsis you read on IMDb, Wikipedia, Mubi, Letterboxd or anywhere else for that matter, you're going to be in for a surprise.
So while on paper Time looks as though it's going to be a psychological thriller where there might be the potential for some bunny boiling, what you actually get is a romantic mystery that falls apart somewhat during the…
Some crazy overly jealous obnoxious woman pulls hissy fits whenever her boyfriend looks at another woman and thinks that she could make him happier if she were another woman. Enter plastic surgery.
I don't know. I absolutely hated the first 30 minutes. I'm not into plastic surgery, although I might not say no to a free chin tuck, but I certainly never took it to be something a woman does to transform herself into a different person. Maybe I have more faith in women than Kim Ki-duk has (and that's not saying much considering how he thinks of them according to his films). I assumed women would do it for selfish…
“I was scared of time…time that makes everything change.”
If you’re feeling like you want to surgically change your face, TIME is a great film to reconsider your options. The premise is haunting: a young girl is passionately in love with her boyfriend, but *time* has eroded their relationship into an unhappy affair marked by habit and sexual frustration. Convinced she is no longer an object of desire, she opts to change her “same boring face” through plastic surgery in order to re-seduce the man of her dreams.
This is a film that dances somewhere between beauty and horror, serenity and brutality. It’s really about people who hold unrealistic expectations of their physical appearance and get depressed easily because of…
bazı filmler var ki ciddi anlamda insanı yoruyor, sadece yormakla kalmayıp rahatsız hissettiriyor.
bu film de benim oturduğum yerde rahatsız hissetmemi sağlayan, sahteciliğin sonuçlarıyla ilgili gerçekleri tekrar yüzüme çarpan bir yapım oldu. bilmemizi istediği bir şeyler vardı, gerçek hayatta böyle insanlar var ve bu hale gelmelerinin sebebi de çevresindekiler, insanlara dayatılan ilişki ve güzellik algıları. ne kadar farkında olsak da maalesef hayatımıza geçirmekte zorlanabiliyoruz.
Kim Ki-duk ventures back into strange territory here but brings with him a much needed sense of restraint. It's certainly one of his most ambitious efforts, but unfortunately it just doesn't make a lick of sense. I'd love to see him try a full-on psychological thriller, though.
sorry just not my genre, too disturbing and exhausting to watch because of that insecure lead female character. i think she needs to go to the psychology instead of going plastic surgery. but i know this is the point in this film and that point is possible to make people do anything even extreme things to make them feel better.
★★★ I liked/enjoyed it.
This is the fifth movie of the director i’ve ever seen. I have mixed feelings about this one.
I liked directing since it has some important effects on storyline. There are visually remarkable scenes, and movie has unique places which made the movie much more original. I think it was successful at giving necessary emotions.
Screenplay is a nice one and it is a good critisim for social beauty sense, plastic surgery and toxic relationships. Characters and the relationship are well written. I am not saying they are very loveable but they were very interesting to watch. I liked the psychological side of the movie. We have a huge turning point scene on the story, and…
Un poco exagerada. ¿No?
Você sempre sai de um filme do diretor coreano Kim-Ki Duk (Fôlego, Pieta, Primavera Verão Outono Inverno e Primavera, Tipo Ruim) pensativo. É uma marca deste cineasta não fechar as pontas e abrir mais algumas. "Time" faz isso, e faz de uma maneira que dá pra se divertir no processo.
would watch this again in a heartbeat. effortlessly funny and also haunting at the same time. excited to check out the rest of Kim’s filmography!
“Nós somos todos humanos.”
i've only just discovered this director in the past few weeks, and i've mostly really enjoyed what i've seen so far.
the plot description of this one suggested that i might get something as darkly twisted as the skin i live in or something like that.
but instead i found it rather underwhelming, a bit trite (people can be shallow and insecure - who knew?) and...kinda confusing?
it didn't quite come together for me.
Telefilm que no tiene nada que envidiar a los de sobremesa de Antena 3.
Seoultember 2020 - #2
Ich kann beim besten Willen nicht verstehen, woher die ganzen positiven Bewertungen kommen. Der Film ist so eine dumme Scheiße und zeigt nur verrückte Frauen, die bei jeder Gelegenheit durchdrehen und rumschreien. Die Schauspieler sind maximal okay und der Plot ist so dünn wie das Ego der männlichen Hauptfigur.
Nichts ergibt hier einen Sinn und es wird mit Pseudo-Mysterien gespielt, die keine sind.
Ich bin selten sauer auf einen Film, aber diesmal bin ich es. Pure Zeitverschwendung.
It really just goes all the way down the rabbit hole, doesn't it.
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