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South Korea | 2018 | 148 minutes | Chang-dong Lee

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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