Burning (2019)

  • Drama, Thriller
  • 2h 28m

“BURNING is so engrossing it makes you wish you didn’t have to blink.” - Midwest Film Journal

“Wave your lighters in the air… one of the year’s best.” - London Evening Standard

“This is the kind of film that all but demands a second viewing in order to appreciate the complex elegance of the design, assembled from details systematically calculated to lend themselves to more than one interpretation.” - The Age

BURNING 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.

Director

Chang-dong Lee

Language(s)

Korean

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