GOKSUNG

by Hong-Jin Na
THE WAILING

Informations

Nation: South Korea

Year: 2016

Length: 156'

34° TORINO FILM FESTIVAL

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Synopsis

The drowsy routine of a rainy South Korean town is rattled by a string of brutal murders that started when a man killed his entire family. The police found him on the crime scene in a state of shock, his skin covered in boils. Jong-gu is the (rather clumsy) officer handling the investigation. He starts running across other similar incidents, just as bizarre and gory, but cannot seem to find the reason for this string of deaths. The local press is attributing them to food poisoning, probably some kind of mushrooms. Residents in the area blame a Japanese man (which they simply call “the foreigner”) who has been living in the woods for some time. But the horrors have just begun… [cg]

Director

Na Hong Jin

Na  Hong Jin

Na Hong-Jin (South Korea, 1974) is considered one of South Korea’s best thriller and fantasy filmmakers. He wrote and directed his first film The Perfect Fishplate in 2005, followed by Sweat in 2007. The Chaser (2008), his first feature, was screened at the Cannes Film Festival out of competition, making him known worldwide. The Yellow Sea (2011) participated in Cannes’s Certain Regard section and won many awards from festivals worldwide.

Filmography:
Wanbyeoghan domiyoli (The Perfect Fishplate, cm, 2005), Han (Sweat, cm, 2007), Chugyeogja (The Chaser, 2008), Hwanghae (The Yellow River, 2011), Goksung (The Wailing, 2016).

Cast and Credits

regia, soggetto, sceneggiatura/director, story, screenplay
Na Hong-Jin
fotografia/cinematography
Hong Kyung Pyo
montaggio/film editing
Kim Sun Min
scenografia/production design
Lee Hwo Kyung
costumi/costume design
Chae Kyung Hwa
musica/music
Jang Young Gyu, Dalpalan
suono/sound
Park Yong Ki
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
Kwak Do Won (Jong-gu), Hwang Jung Min (Il-gwang), Kunimura Jun (lo straniero/stranger), Chun Woo Hee (la donna anonima/anonymous woman)
produttori/producers
Suh Dong Hyun, Kim Ho Sung
produzione/production
Side Mirror, Fox International Production (Korea)
distribuzione/distribution
Movies Inspired


contatti/contacts
Movies Inspired
Stefano Jacono
stefano.jacono@moviesinspired.com

Director statement

“The Wailing was made with a complete devotion to perfection, encompassing two years and eight months of screenplay writing and revision, six months of shooting and a year of post-production work. In particular, the production team’s devotion to location shooting was extraordinary.”

Synopsis Learn more

The drowsy routine of a rainy South Korean town is rattled by a string of brutal murders that started when a man killed his entire family. The police found him on the crime scene in a state of shock, his skin covered in boils. Jong-gu is the (rather clumsy) officer handling the investigation. He starts running across other similar incidents, just as bizarre and gory, but cannot seem to find the reason for this string of deaths. The local press is attributing them to food poisoning, probably some kind of mushrooms. Residents in the area blame a Japanese man (which they simply call “the foreigner”) who has been living in the woods for some time. But the horrors have just begun… [cg]

Director All about direction

Na Hong Jin

Na  Hong Jin

Na Hong-Jin (South Korea, 1974) is considered one of South Korea’s best thriller and fantasy filmmakers. He wrote and directed his first film The Perfect Fishplate in 2005, followed by Sweat in 2007. The Chaser (2008), his first feature, was screened at the Cannes Film Festival out of competition, making him known worldwide. The Yellow Sea (2011) participated in Cannes’s Certain Regard section and won many awards from festivals worldwide.

Filmography:
Wanbyeoghan domiyoli (The Perfect Fishplate, cm, 2005), Han (Sweat, cm, 2007), Chugyeogja (The Chaser, 2008), Hwanghae (The Yellow River, 2011), Goksung (The Wailing, 2016).

Cast and Credits Discover the cast of the film

regia, soggetto, sceneggiatura/director, story, screenplay
Na Hong-Jin
fotografia/cinematography
Hong Kyung Pyo
montaggio/film editing
Kim Sun Min
scenografia/production design
Lee Hwo Kyung
costumi/costume design
Chae Kyung Hwa
musica/music
Jang Young Gyu, Dalpalan
suono/sound
Park Yong Ki
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
Kwak Do Won (Jong-gu), Hwang Jung Min (Il-gwang), Kunimura Jun (lo straniero/stranger), Chun Woo Hee (la donna anonima/anonymous woman)
produttori/producers
Suh Dong Hyun, Kim Ho Sung
produzione/production
Side Mirror, Fox International Production (Korea)
distribuzione/distribution
Movies Inspired


contatti/contacts
Movies Inspired
Stefano Jacono
stefano.jacono@moviesinspired.com

Director statement Read more

“The Wailing was made with a complete devotion to perfection, encompassing two years and eight months of screenplay writing and revision, six months of shooting and a year of post-production work. In particular, the production team’s devotion to location shooting was extraordinary.”