1/3 (One Third) (DVD)
Directed by Young-man Kim
Michael J. Burg
Based upon Dante's Inferno, 1/3 is a timeless fable of redemption, a gritty, streetwise contemporary thriller, and a poetic meditation on urban alienation. In his feature debut, director and co-writer Yong-man Kim ("Mr. Kim" of New York City's Kim's Video chain) the legendary and influential counter-culture cinema resource acknowledged by Quentin Tarantino in "Kill Bill") shows a masterful ability to poetically detail the private lives of city-dwelling loners while mapping the spiritual abyss of the human soul.
Within the cloister of a Lower East Side tenement apartment, Chris, a young Buddhist monk, lives an intentionally solitary and ascetic life. By day, Chris makes a meager living sketching charcoal portraits for tourists in Washington Square Park. By night, he cleanses himself of physical and emotional needs through routine, self- denial, and meditation. But when the monk accidentally discovers that he can see into his pretty high school student neighbor's apartment, he gets an unblinking view of un-fulfillable human desire at its most perverse. Lotusia, the object of his attention, is not the innocent she appears to be. Night after night, she works as a teen prostitute and numbly endures obscene physical cruelty and sexual humiliation at the hands of her clients. With Chris as her sole witness, Lotusia's degradations grow more intense and her efforts to free herself from a lifelong chain of cruelty grow increasingly desperate. As Chris' fascination threatens to become obsession, the young monk crosses the boundaries of his own personal purgatory to confront and experience the pain that presages wisdom.
A Film by YONG-MAN KIM
1/3 (ONE THIRD)
DIANA GITELMAN, IVO VELON, NICK RAIO, ERIC RICHARDSON and MICHAEL J. BURG
Cinematography by IAN DUDLEY
Editing by RON KALISH and ANDREW MONTLACK
Original Music by DOMNIK MACK
Production Design by MARY FREDERICKSON
Associate Producer LAURA DEMITRIESS
Executive Producer YONG-MAN KIM
Produced by MARCIA T. MOHIUDDIN
Written by YONG-MAN KIM and EDWARD MORAN
Copyright 2005 One-Third Productions, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
DVD Extras Include:
- Theatrical trailer
- Stills Gallery
"... CREEPY AS HELL." - Matt Singer, THE VILLAGE VOICE
"INTRIGUING DIRECTORIAL DEBUT." - Joshua Land, TIME OUT NEW YORK
"... fluctuates from soothing to unnerving." - Laura Kern, THE NEW YORK TIMES
"... Ambitious, often lovely and virtually dialogue-less..." - John Anderson, NEWSDAY
RT' @r_emmet': The delirious poliziotteschi homage Let the Corpses Tan is coming to DVD and Blu-ray January 8th with an audio commentary by f…
Starting tomorrow at the' @QuadCinema' in New York, get in the mood for Halloween with Très Outré: The Sinister Visio…' https://t.co/kP35QPyMAm'
RT' @ScreenSlate': "Rollin's morbid yet ethereal sensibilities become more intoxicating the more time one spends immersed in them. Let the ca…
RT' @china_film': #SylviaChang, a fixture in Asian cinema, was given a torch to hold for her scene, casting it down when dripping wax burned…
RT' @QuadCinema': The devil grants Patricia Hermenier and Lieva Lone supernatural abilities to wreak revenge on a band of pirates who left th…
RT' @robcotto': Underrated Bobby. Underrated Bill. Underrated Richard Price. Coming soon on Blu-Ray from' @KinoLorber'' https://t.co/MJ0yM3NXtN'
Masters of horror Basil Rathbone, Bela Lugosi, Lon Chaney, Jr., and John Carradine co-star in this terrifying class…' https://t.co/EYznfBRZY8'
RT' @CinemaBandwagon': #FilmClub is ready for' @KinoLorber' new restoration of THE ATOMIC CAFE on 10/20 as we only have 17 tickets remaining i…
RT' @TomiLaffly': It's that time of year. What is an already released, yet under-seen/under-the-radar movie you are passionate about this yea…
Inquiries & Press
333 W. 39th St., Ste. 503
New York, NY 10018
Tel. (800) 562-3330
Fax. (212) 714-0871
Press & Media
For publicity assistance and press inquiries please contact us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 212-629-6880.