Jong-su bumps into a girl who used to live in the same neighborhood as him, who asks him to look after her cat while on a trip to Africa. When back, she introduces Ben, a mysterious guy she met there, who confesses his secret hobby.
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.
- Original Language Title: Beoning
- Director: Chang-dong Lee
- Principal Cast: Ah-In Yoo, Steven Yeun, Jong-seo Jeon
- Country: South Korea
- Year: 2018
- Running Time: 148 minutes
- Producer: Chang-dong Lee, Joon-dong Lee, Gwang-hee Ok
- Screenplay: Jungmi Oh, Chang-dong Lee
- Cinematographers: Kyung-pyo Hong
- Language: Korean, English
- Has Subtitles: Yes