Burning

Release Date: October 26th, 2018

Not Yet Rated |2 hr 28 min

Plot Summary

Jong-soo runs into Hae-mi, a girl who once lived in his neighborhood, and she asks him to watch her cat while she's out of town. When she returns, she introduces him to Ben, a man she met on the trip. Ben proceeds to tell Jong-soo about his hobby.

Cast: Ah In Yoo, Steven Yeun, Jong-seo Jeon

Director: Chang-dong Lee

Genres: Mystery , Drama

Production Co: NHK, NOW Films

Ratings & Reviews

  • 90
    Todd McCarthyThe Hollywood Reporter

    This is a beautifully crafted film loaded with glancing insights and observations into an understated triangular relationship, one rife with subtle perceptions about class privilege, reverberating family legacies, creative confidence, self-invention, sexual jealousy, justice and revenge. show more

  • 100
    Tim GriersonScreen International

    Once again, Lee has crafted a film of wondrous complexity and inscrutability. The more we see in Burning, the less sure we are of what we are watching. show more

  • 100
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    The whole film feels magical in the way it gets at intangible, invisible, ineffable things without naming them, and tells a gripping story of obsession at a poet’s pace, without need of conventional explanations. show more

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