The Bow Trailer & Clips


The Bow (also know as Hwal) full movie is released on May 12, 2005. Watch The Bow online - the Korean Drama movie from South Korea , which has achieved a worldwide gross of $2,032,404. The Bow is directed by Kim Ki-duk and created by Kim Ki-duk with Yeo-reum Han and Ji-Seok Seo. The Bow is available online on Kanopy and Kino Now.

A sixty and something year old captain has been raising for ten years a girl since she was six in his old fishing vessel that is permanently anchored offshore with the intention of marrying her on her seventeenth birthday. He survives bringing fishermen to fish in the vessel and predicting the future using his bow and shooting arrows in a Buddhist painting on the hull of the vessel while the girl moves back and forth in a swing. He also uses the bow and arrows to protect the girl against sexual assault of the fishermen. They live happily until the day that a teenage student comes to the ship and the girl feels attracted to him. When the teenager discovers that the girl was abducted when she was six and does not know the world, he returns to the vessel to bring the girl back to her parents.

As know as:

Hwal, Натягнена тятива, El arco, 情慾穿心箭, The Bow

Release Date (Streaming):

Jun 26, 2007


South Korea, Japan



Production Companies:

Happinet(I)., Kim Ki-Duk Film

Official Site:

TFM (France)

Gross worldwide:



A girl who thought the sea was the whole world became the whole world to one old man.


Derek Elley
An elegiac portrait of elemental love complicated by the outside world.
by rottentomatoes, Mar 28, 2006

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