film program
24.06. at 21:15h – INTRODUCING WEEKEND
Summer cinema Tuskanac
Country: South Korea
2016, 156min
Na Hong Jin
Kwak Do Won, Hwang Jung Min, Kunimura Jun, Chun Woo Hee
Mystery, Thriller
Official Trailer
Sinopsis: The frequent presence of animals, shadowy figures, heavy rain, and hypnotic rituals are part of the ominous scenario, beautifully captured in Hong Kyung-pyo's cinematography and intensified through a powerful score. Once in a while, we are presented with a stunning landscape to break the tension, or that tension is broken by an unexpected humor, as in the scene that invokes a typical zombie attack. Never tacky in the execution, “The Wailing” is rousingly entertaining and shall attract the ones who love to be shaken by the power of horror, crime, and action.
Bio: Na Hong Jin has gained international recognition with his feature film debut THE CHASER (2008) and follow up film THE YELLOW SEA (2010). He realized his unique perspective and fully fleshed out the genre of “Korean noir” through his distinct visual style and bold touch. Relentless and sorrowful, this film explores in depth humans who are instinctively roused and corrupted by an unknown being who can neither be defined as real nor imaginary, good nor evil.