Iodo (1977, KOR) C-111m. SCOPE *** D: Kim Ki-Young. Starring Lee Hwa-shi, Kim Jeong-cheol, Choi Yun-seok, Kwon Mi-hye, Park Jeong-ja. A businessman is accused of having killed a man and together with a journalist he travels to the seaside community where he was from. The people there, mostly women, worship a 'water demon' and tell the dead man's story in flashbacks. Interesting examination of a secluded community has been compared to THE WICKER MAN (1973), but focuses more on character relationships. Slightly confusing plot setup, but film is well-acted and story maintains interest. English title: IO ISLAND.

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