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Burning (2018)

Beoning (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama , Mystery | 9 November 2018 (USA)
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Jong-su, a part-time worker, bumps into Hae-mi while delivering, who used to live in the same neighborhood. Hae-mi asks him to look after her cat while she's on a trip to Africa. When ... See full summary »

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Chang-dong Lee

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Jungmi Oh (screenplay by) (as Jung-mi Oh), Chang-dong Lee (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Ah-In Yoo ... Lee Jong-su
Steven Yeun ... Ben (as Yeun Sang-yeop)
Jong-seo Jeon Jong-seo Jeon ... Shin Hae-mi
Soo-Kyung Kim Soo-Kyung Kim ... Yeon-ju
Seung-ho Choi Seung-ho Choi ... Lee Yong-seok
Seong-kun Mun ... Lawyer (as Sung-Keun Moon)
Bok-gi Min Bok-gi Min ... Judge
Soo-Jeong Lee Soo-Jeong Lee ... Prosecutor
Hye-ra Ban Hye-ra Ban ... Jong-su's Mom
Mi-Kyung Cha Mi-Kyung Cha ... Hae-mi's Mom
Bong-ryeon Lee Bong-ryeon Lee ... Hae-mi's Sister
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Wonhyeong Jang Wonhyeong Jang ... Won-hyeong
Seok-Chan Jeon Seok-Chan Jeon ... Seok-chan
Joong-ok Lee Joong-ok Lee ... Patrolman
Ja-Yeon Ok Ja-Yeon Ok ... Ja-yeon
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Storyline

Jong-su, a part-time worker, bumps into Hae-mi while delivering, who used to live in the same neighborhood. Hae-mi asks him to look after her cat while she's on a trip to Africa. When Hae-mi comes back, she introduces Ben, a mysterious guy she met in Africa, to Jong-su. One day, Ben visits Jong-su's with Hae-mi and confesses his own secret hobby. Written by anonymous

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Now Tell the Truth

Genres:

Drama | Mystery

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean | English

Release Date:

9 November 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Burning See more »

Filming Locations:

Huam-dong, Seoul, South Korea See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$26,130, 28 October 2018, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$234,639, 15 November 2018
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Company Credits

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Pine House Film,NHK,Now Films See more »
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In the press kit for Cannes Film Festival, the film was described as "a dance that seeks the meaning of life" by co-screenwriter Oh Jung Mi. See more »

Quotes

Shin Hae-mi: Do you know Bushmen in the Kalahari Desert, Africa It is said that Bushmen have two types of hungry people. Hungry English is hunger, Little hungry and great hungry. Little hungry people are physically hungry, The great hungry is a person who is hungry for survival. Why do we live, What is the significance of living? People who are always looking for these answers. This kind of person is really hungry, They called the great hungry.
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Touch My Body
Lyrics by Black Eyed Victory
Music by Black Eyed Victory
Performed by Sistar
Played during the opening scene
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Briliantly acted brooding masterpiece
19 June 2018 | by njhoskingSee all my reviews

This film has an amazing magical realism that is similar to that same feeling one gets from reading a Murakami novel. The narrative asks alot of questions both directly and through allegory or metaphor. This is a film that appears to offer a candid portrait of youth in Korea at an interesting point in time. A challenging story arc for sure, but a film not to be missed.


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