THE WAILING
Film - Spotlight Filmfest 2016

THE WAILING

Directed by Hong-Jin Na

Info

Director: Hong-Jin Na
Section: Spotlight
Country: Republic of Korea
Year: 2016
OT: GOKSUNG
Language: Korean
Version: Original version with English subtitles
Cast: Do Won Kwak, Jung Min Hwang, Jun Kunimura, Woo Hee Chun
18+

Logline

THE WAILING

A stranger arrives at a village, and soon a mysterious plague starts spreading. Is there a connection? At first they think it may be mushroom poisoning, a theory soon rejected, as suspicions against the stranger arise. As the mood gets edgier, local doofus cop Jong-gu starts getting paranoid, too – especially when his daughter falls ill. Hong-Jin Na, one of the latest genre heroes of Korean cinema, gleefully mixes satire and mystery with a shot of the absurd.

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Meet the director

THE WAILING

Hong-Jin Na

South Korean writer-director Hong-Jin Na rapidly made a name for himself with tough thrillers: THE CHASER (2008) is about a pimp chasing his girls, in THE YELLOW SEA (2011) a cab driver becomes a hit man (FILMFEST MÜNCHEN 2011). All three feature films screened at Cannes.

Credits

Screenplay: Hong-Jin Na
Director of Photography: Kyung Pyo Hong
Film Editor: Sun Min Kim
Composer: Young Gyu Jang, Dalpalan
Production Designer: Hwo Kyung Lee
Costume Design: Kyung Hwa Chae
Sound: Yong Ki Park
Producer: Dong Hyun Suh, Ho Sung Kim
Production Company: Side Mirror
Co-Production Company: Fox International Production
World Sales: FINECUT