1/3 (One Third) (DVD)

Directed by Young-man Kim

Release Year: 2006
Running Time: 88
UPC: 7 38329 05312 3
Color Type: Color
Country: U.S.
Language: English
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Cast
Diana Gitelman
Ivo Velon
Nick Raio
Eric Richardson
Michael J. Burg

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Directed by Young-man Kim

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


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