Expat arthouse: Burning

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For the expat community KINO regularly screens brand-new non-English arthouse movie with English subtitles. Next up on October 18th is Chang-dong Lee’s Burning.

Regie: Chang-dong Lee

Cast: Ah-in Yoo, Jong-seo Jeon, Steven Yeun


Mysterie, Thriller

Land: Zuid-Korea

Speelduur: 148 minuten

Taal: Koreaans

Ondertiteling: Nederlands


Jong-su is a part-time delivery guy in Seoul, who dreams of becoming a writer. One day, he bumps into his old classmate Hae-mi, who asks him to look after her cat while she’s on a trip to Africa. Jong-su, smitten with Hae-mi, decides to help her out, hoping to win her favor. Upon her return, Jong-su finds out she has fallen for the charming and mysterious Ben, who she met in Nairobi. While they get tangled up in an awkward love triangle, Jong-su grows wary of Ben and his odd, secret ‘hobby’. Then one day, Hae-mi suddenly disappears. Korean master Chang-dong Lee (Poetry) based the scenario of this poetic and irresistable thriller on a short story by Haruki Marakami. With a record number of points in the journalist poll, the international press praised Burning as Cannes’ masterpiece of the year.