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The Wailing (2016)

Gok-seong (original title)
Not Rated | | Horror | 3 June 2016 (USA)
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Soon after a stranger arrives in a little village, a mysterious sickness starts spreading. A policeman, drawn into the incident, is forced to solve the mystery in order to save his daughter.

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Hong-jin Na

Writers:

Hong-jin Na (screenplay by), Hong-jin Na
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Do-won Kwak ... Jong-goo
Jung-min Hwang ... Il-gwang
Jun Kunimura ... Japanese Man
Woo-hee Chun ... The Mysterious Woman
Hwan-hee Kim ... Hyo-jin
Jin Heo Jin Heo ... Mother-in-Law
So-yeon Jang ... Wife
Do-yoon Kim ... Yang Yi-sam
Kang-gook Son ... Oh Sung-bok
Seong-yeon Park ... Kwon Myung-joo
Chang-gyu Kil ... Park Choon-bae
Bae-soo Jeon ... Deok-gi
Mi-nam Jeong ... Heung-gook
Gwi-hwa Choi ... Byeong-gyoo
Seung-chul Baek ... Friend
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Storyline

In the small village Goksung in South Korea, police officer Jong-Goo investigates bizarre murders caused by a mysterious disease. His partner relays gossip that a Japanese stranger, who lives in a secluded house in the mountains, would be an evil spirit responsible for the illness. Jong-Goo decides to visit the stranger along with his partner and a young priest who speaks Japanese. They find an altar with a goat head, pictures on the walls of the infected people that died, and an attacking guard dog that prevents their departure until the stranger arrives. Jong-Goo finds one shoe of his beloved daughter, Hyo-jin, in the house of the stranger, and soon she becomes sick. His mother-in-law summons the shaman Il-gwang to save her granddaughter while a mysterious woman tells Jong-Goo that the stranger is responsible. Who might be the demon that is bringing sickness to Goksung? Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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From acclaimed director Na Hong-jin

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Horror

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

South Korea | USA

Language:

Korean | Japanese

Release Date:

3 June 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Wailing See more »

Filming Locations:

South Korea

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,420,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$13,109,618 (South Korea), 10 June 2016, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$786,633, 31 December 2016
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Exorcism scenes by the Japanese Man stem from Shamanism in Nepal. See more »

Quotes

Il-Gwang: Not everything that moves, breathes, and talks is alive.
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Featured in Renegade Cut: The Wailing (2017) See more »

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Another Great Korean Film from the Great Director!!
7 June 2016 | by aPillarSee all my reviews

Wow, it was one of the greatest movies I've seen in years. It gave me chills and maintained it all along for the two hours and thirty minutes - I don't even remember how the time passed! I didn't expect to see this low rating (7.X is a bit lower than I expected). However, it is not surprising to see there is also a negative review. If you are a movie-goer who needs to clarify every movie under a single genre and doesn't like to think but just like to see the clear start-clear ending, this is not the movie for you. But if you like to think and love to find/collect evidences to think ahead and derive the director's intentions and if you want to see a new occult movie, this is the movie for you. If you pay attention, things would lead you to the right direction and that is the beauty of the movie!! Another masterpiece from Director Na and I can tell you that this movie is the greatest of all his movies!!


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