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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.

Based on the acclaimed short story "Barn Burning" by Haruki Murakami, Burning was selected to compete for the Palme d'Or at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival, and selected as the South Korean entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 91st Academy Awards.


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Film Info

Lee Chang-dong, 2018, South Korea, 148 minutes, NR

Genre: Drama
Cast Members: Ah-In Yoo, Steven Yeun, Jong-seo Jeon
Original Language: Korean
Subtitles: English
Format: Digital