The Wailing

The Wailing
  • 2016
  • US, South Korea
  • 2h 33min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Hong-jin Na
  • Cast: Do-won Kwak, Jun Kunimura, Hwan-hee Kim, Jeong-min Hwang
  • Language: Korean, Japanese
  • UK release: 25 November 2016

Jong-Goo (Do-won) is a policeman in the rural village of Goksung when a wave of brutal crimes sweeps through the region. It suffers from unevenness: the early part of the investigation is played for broad laughs, while the later ones reach a fever pitch and it becomes hard to know or care what you're watching.

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The Wailing

21 Nov 20163 stars

Atmospheric South Korean chiller from Hong-jin Na that proves too inconsistent to fully grip

South Korea has proved fertile ground for genre films, from ruthless revengers such as I Saw the Devil and Oldboy to stranger fare like this year's terrific Train to Busan. But, despite garnering great word of mouth on the festival circuit, Hong-jin…

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