The Wailing

Na Hong-jin/156 minutes/2016/South Korea/Fiction

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THU 01 DEC | 19.15 – 22.00 | EMPIRE XXI

Synopsis

Di sebuah desa yang tenang, tiba-tiba terjadi wabah kematian yang misterius dan sadis. Seorang polisi Jong-Goo, mendengar rumor tentang pria Jepang misterius yang tinggal di desa itu. Rumor tersebut mengatakan bahwa pria Jepang itulah penyebab wabah tersebut. Putri Jong-Goo, Hyo-Jin, mengalami gejala aneh yang mirip dengan yang dialami penduduk desa sebelum mereka mati. Jong-Goo mulai putus asa. Ia mendatangi daerah pegunungan untuk menemukan rumah pria Jepang tersebut. Sementara itu, ibu mertuanya memanggil dukun untuk melakukan pengusiran setan terhadap Hyo-Jin. Bayangan kematian pun bergelayut di udara.

In a peaceful village, a plague of mysterious and violent deaths suddenly happens. Police Officer, Jong-Goo, hears a rumor about a mysterious Japanese man living nearby. The rumor puts the Japanese man as the cause of the mysterious and violent deaths. Jong-Goo’s daughter, Hyo-Jin, comes down with the crazed symptoms similar to what the other villagers had before their deaths. Jong-Goo becomes desperate. He heads out into the mountains to find the old Japanese man’s home. Meanwhile, his mother-in-law calls a shaman to perform an exorcism on Hyo-Jin. Death lingers in the air (edited from: AsianWiki).

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Director

Na Hong-jin (lahir 1974) adalah seorang sutradara dan penulis naskah film dari Korea Selatan. Untuk film debutnya The Chaser (2008), Na memenangkan Best Director di Grand Bell Awards dan Korea Film Awards. Film selanjutnya, The Yellow Sea (2010), diputar dalam kategori Un Certain Regard di 2011 Cannes Film Festival. The Wailing (2016), film ketiga Na, juga diputar di Cannes Film Festival.

Na Hong-jin (born 1974) is a South Korean film director and screenwriter. For his feature film debut The Chaser (2008), Na won Best Director at the Grand Bell Awards and Korean Film Awards. His follow-up film, The Yellow Sea (2010), was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival. The Wailing (2016), Na's third film, was also screened at the Cannes Film Festival (source: Wikipedia).