Dark and funny snowy outback-thriller with tons of twists!
A relatively shy and reclusive writer decides to travel to a very desolate part of South Korea, in hopes of finishing a screenplay he's been working on for quite some time, and he therefore borrows his boss' parents' Bed and Breakfast, while they're away for a few months during the harsh winter-time. But while there, he constantly gets interrupted in his work, either by dimwitted locals, drunk and rude youngsters, and of course, something much, much worse...
The director, Young-Seok Noh, who also made the nice little (sort of) coming-of-age comedy "Daytime Drinking" (I was fortunate enough to have seen both films, during two different years at Copenhagen PIX festival), is clearly a director to watch in the near future. He truly masters the art of capturing the loneliness of being out in the wilderness without any friends (or urban civilization) nearby. With this film he also shows a knack for the thriller, as well as the comedy-genre, and makes the story completely unpredictable, much to the viewers' delight.
So if you liked his first movie, unpredictable thrillers, or just rural winter-films in general, then this is definitely something for you! And you just gotta love those lazy small-town cops..
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