The Wailing

The Wailing

9. 12. 2016 19:00 156 min.   Lucerna Velký sál


South Korea, 2016

Korean with English and Czech subtitles

Director: Hong-jin Na

Starring: Do-won Kwak, Jeong-min Hwang, Jun Kunimura, Woo-hee Cheon

Distributor: Finecut

This mystery Korean horror proves that the old forces and curses can quietly but powerfully dominate even in the modern era. A small town, southwest from Seoul, has been living a quiet life. But one foggy morning a local police officer is rushed to a violent murder, unprecedented among the locals. This horrific crime is only the first in a series of murders. The killers are always family-related. They show symptoms of catatonia and are covered with an unknown skin disease. The cases are increasing and the police are helpless.

The Wailing is the third eagerly awaited feature film by Na Hong-jin. His previous daring and atypical thrillers The Chaser (2008) and The Yellow Sea (2010) have made him popular among the elite of Korean directors closely monitored by international festivals.