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Dir: Lee Chang-dong | South Korea | 2018 | 148 mins | Korean w/English subtitle
Cast: Ah-In Yoo, Steven Yeun, Jong-seo Jeon, Soo-Kyung Kim
South Korean filmmaker Lee Chang-dong’s new film has been hailed a masterwork. A sublime mystery thriller of obsessive love based on Haruki Murakami’s short story ‘Barn Burning’, it follows Jong-soo (Yoo Ah-in), an isolated young man living in Seoul when he is accosted by Hae-mi (Jeon Jong-seo), who remembers him from their childhood in a village close to the North Korean border. They begin a relationship, but when she returns from a trip away, she’s accompanied by wealthy, urbane Ben (Steven Yeun), with whom she is apparently in love. Chang-Dong develops a mysterious world of immense power in this epic, slow-burning film exploring male rage, class conflict and romantic obsession.
“Sex, envy and pyromania make for a riveting mystery in Lee Chang-dong’s masterfully crafted Murakami adaptation” The Guardian
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