Directed By
Produced By
Written By
Edited By
Seong-back Jang
Musical Score
Kim Ki-Duk Film, Cineclick Asia
South Korea
Release Date
October 15, 2004 (South Korea)
88 Minutes
$1,000,000 (estimated)

3-Iron (빈집, Bin-jip, meaning Empty House) is a 2004 Korean film directed by Ki-Duk Kim. The movie follows a silent transient, Tae-suk (played by Jae Hee), as he breaks into and occupies empty residences.

Plot Edit

Tae-suk, a loner with a motorbike, drives around and tapes takeout menus over the keyholes of doors in an attempt to find the next place for him to stay. In the evening, he goes back and checks for residences where the menus have not been removed, breaks in and lives in the residence while the owners are away. During his stay, Tae-suk often does chores and repairs broken items which usually play a minor role as the film progresses.

Eventually, Tae-suk breaks into and stays in a large home which, unbeknownst to him, is occupied by an abused housewife, Sun-hwa (played by Seung-yeon Lee). The two develop a silent relationship as Sun-hwa follows Tae-suk in his transient lifestyle until the two end up in trouble with the law at which point Sun-hwa is forced to go back to her husband and Tae-suk ends up in jail. During his stay, Tae-suk develops the powers of stealth and concealment. After being released, Tae-suk attempts to rejoin Sun-hwa while remaining undetected by her husband. During this time the line between dream and reality blurs, leaving the viewer wondering what is real and what is imaginary.

Reception Edit

Overall, the film received positive ratings with an average score of 7.4 (based on 86 votes) from Rotten Tomatoes[1] and an average rating of 8.0/10 (based on 23703 votes) from IMDB[2]

Awards Edit

Images Edit

Videos Edit

3-Iron (Bin-jip) Theatrical Trailer

3-Iron (Bin-jip) Theatrical Trailer

End Of The Bin-Jip (3-Iron)

End Of The Bin-Jip (3-Iron)

3-Iron Theatrical Trailer Clip: The ending of the film

References Edit

  1. 3-Iron Rotten Tomatoes
  2. 3-Iron IMDB.