Burning

    Genre
    Drama, Mystery, Thriller
  • Runtime
    148 mins
  • Release Date
    2018
  • Countries
    Japan, South Korea
  • Languages
    Korean

ANGELIKA’S NOTE

"Is it a love triangle, a murder mystery or a comment on the human condition? Whatever you call this stunning, slow-build thriller from South Korean director Lee Chang-dong, it sizzles with a cumulative power that will knock the wind out of you" (Rolling Stone). Director/Writer Lee Chang-dong (POETRY, OASIS) crafts a fascinating slow-burn that wowed both critics and audiences. Rated 95% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes, this Film Independent Spirit Award nominated film is the searing examination of an alienated young man, Jongsu (Ah-in Yoo), a frustrated introvert whose already difficult life is complicated by the appearance of two people into his orbit: first, Haemi (newcomer Jong-seo Jun), a spirited woman who offers romantic possibility, and then, Ben (Steven Yeun, THE WALKING DEAD, SORRY TO BOTHER YOU), a wealthy and sophisticated young man she returns from a trip with. When Jongsu learns of Ben’s mysterious hobby and Haemi suddenly disappears, his confusion and obsessions begin to mount, culminating in a stunning finale.
DIRECTED BY:
Lee Chang-dong
WRITTEN BY:
Lee Chang-dong
CAST INCLUDES:
Steven Yeun, Ah-In Yoo, Jong-seo Jeon, Soo-Kyung Kim, Seung-ho Choi

SYNOPSIS

Jong-soo runs into Hae-mi, a girl who once lived in his neighborhood, and she asks him to watch her cat while she’s out of town. When she returns, she introduces him to Ben, a man she met on the trip. Ben proceeds to tell Jong-soo about his hobby.

Burning

    Genre
    Drama, Mystery, Thriller
  • Runtime
    148 mins
  • Release Date
    2018
  • Countries
    Japan, South Korea
  • Languages
    Korean
DIRECTED BY
Lee Chang-dong
WRITTEN BY
Lee Chang-dong
CAST INCLUDES
Steven Yeun, Ah-In Yoo, Jong-seo Jeon, Soo-Kyung Kim, Seung-ho Choi
"Is it a love triangle, a murder mystery or a comment on the human condition? Whatever you call this stunning, slow-build thriller from South Korean director Lee Chang-dong, it sizzles with a cumulative power that will knock the wind out of you" (Rolling Stone). Director/Writer Lee Chang-dong (POETRY, OASIS) crafts a fascinating slow-burn that wowed both critics and audiences. Rated 95% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes, this Film Independent Spirit Award nominated film is the searing examination of an alienated young man, Jongsu (Ah-in Yoo), a frustrated introvert whose already difficult life is complicated by the appearance of two people into his orbit: first, Haemi (newcomer Jong-seo Jun), a spirited woman who offers romantic possibility, and then, Ben (Steven Yeun, THE WALKING DEAD, SORRY TO BOTHER YOU), a wealthy and sophisticated young man she returns from a trip with. When Jongsu learns of Ben’s mysterious hobby and Haemi suddenly disappears, his confusion and obsessions begin to mount, culminating in a stunning finale.

Jong-soo runs into Hae-mi, a girl who once lived in his neighborhood, and she asks him to watch her cat while she’s out of town. When she returns, she introduces him to Ben, a man she met on the trip. Ben proceeds to tell Jong-soo about his hobby.