#Kim ki-Duk

.Seoul, South Korea
Director Kim Ki-duk died of COVID-19 in Latvia on Friday. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@abnerpastoll)

  • Kim Ki-duk won global fame with his bold portrayal of extreme violence and human brutality
  • He faced several sexual assault and abuse allegations from actresses and staffers
  • Coverage of his death in South Korea reflected conflicting views on the director

.Paris, France
Filmmaker Kim Ki-duk died due to COVID-19 in Latvia. (Photo Credit:@mubi)

  • Kim grew up in a poor family in South Korea
  • He directed his first feature, the low-budget "Crocodile", in 1996
  • His movies, many featuring gruesome violence against both males and females, and rapes of women, divided audiences