Wailing

The Wailing (2016)

The Wailing first published by Little White Lies Though called The Wailing in English, Na Hong-jin’s third feature (after 2008’s The Chaser and 2010’s The Yellow Sea) was released in its native South Korea under the title Goksung, which is also the name of the village where its mysteries unfold. Small-town values propel events here. Amidst…

The Yellow Sea (2011)

First published by Film4 Synopsis: Hot on the heels of The Chaser, Na Hong-jin’s second feature is an equally breathless tale of exile, assassination and existentialism. Review: The Yellow Sea (Hwanghae) opens with its anti-heroic protagonist Gu-nam (Ha Jung-woo) recounting in voice-over an anecdote from when he was just 11 years old: after his dog had gone on a…

The Chaser (2008)

First published by Film4 Synopsis: Na Hong-Jin’s feature debut is a noirish dash through the very s(e)oul of Korea in search of a serial killer. Review: “Sir, I made a mistake, I should make up for it.” So says Jung-Ho (Kim Yoon-suk) to the nervous young man whose car he has just accidentally hit. And although he…