Released October 7, 2004
Genres Drama, Romance, Crime
Bin-jip means "Empty Houses". Korean film maker Kim Ki-Duk received great international attention with his quiet, extraordinary love story of two people living on the fringe of society who break into empty apartments. A young man named Tae-suk, whose only possession is a powerful motorcycle, spends his time riding around the city looking for empty apartments. After finding one, he hangs out for a while, fixing himself something to eat and washing laundry or making small repairs in return. He always tries to leave before the owners get back but he isn’t always successful. In one ostensibly empty mansion he meets the abused wife of a rich man. She joins him.... Kim Ki-duk shot the movie in a very short time and has, in his own unusual way, created a meditation on violence, injustice, and cruelty in which roles are reversed.