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Burning
Burning
8.2
/10
6,209 Ratings

BURNING

버닝 | Buh-ning

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Directed by Lee Chang-dong
South Korea, 2018
Drama, Mystery

Synopsis

Jongsu, a frustrated introvert, has his life complicated by the appearance of two people: Haemi, a spirited woman who offers romantic possibility, and, Ben, a wealthy young man she befriends. When Jongsu learns of Ben’s mysterious hobby and Haemi disappears, his obsessions begin to mount.

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Synopsis

Jongsu, a frustrated introvert, has his life complicated by the appearance of two people: Haemi, a spirited woman who offers romantic possibility, and, Ben, a wealthy young man she befriends. When Jongsu learns of Ben’s mysterious hobby and Haemi disappears, his obsessions begin to mount.

Our take

An international art-house hit for South Korea’s Lee Chang-dong (Poetry, Secret Sunshine), this feat of foreboding—part ghost story, part critique of contemporary capitalism—is something startling and strangely sinister. A riveting adaptation of the great Haruki Murakami, co-starring Steven Yeun.

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