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Burning (2018)

Beoning (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Mystery | 17 May 2018 (South Korea)
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Jong-su bumps into a girl who used to live in the same neighborhood, who asks him to look after her cat while she's on a trip to Africa. When back, she introduces Ben, a mysterious guy she met there, who confesses his secret hobby.

Director:

Chang-dong Lee

Writers:

Jungmi Oh (screenplay by), Chang-dong Lee (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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57 wins & 141 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Ah-In Yoo ... Lee Jong-su
Steven Yeun ... Ben (as Yeun Sang-yeop)
Jong-seo Jun ... Shin Hae-mi
Soo-Kyung Kim ... Yeon-ju
Seung-ho Choi Seung-ho Choi ... Lee Yong-seok
Seong-kun Mun ... Lawyer
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 ... 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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Jong-su bumps into a girl who used to live in the same neighborhood, who asks him to look after her cat while she's on a trip to Africa. When back, she introduces Ben, a mysterious guy she met there, who confesses his secret hobby.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The truth is all in your head. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Mystery

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Based on / adapted from Murakami's short story 'Barn Burning' (in collection 'The Elephant Vanishes'); the line - in English - used by Hae-mi (Jong-seo jun) of: "Oh, this is nothing. Talent's not involved. It's not a question of making yourself believe there is an orange there, you have to forget there isn't one. That's all." (in the film, it was a mandarin) - is directly from the novel. N.B. In it, Jong-su then responds: "'Practically Zen.' That's when I took a liking to her." 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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References The Misfits (1961) See more »

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Générique
Performed by Miles Davis
Courtesy of Warner/Chappell Music France
Played during the dance scene with a background of a sunset
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Snubbed for Oscar nomination
24 January 2019 | by HamChuuuuuuuSee all my reviews

I must say that this is one of that kind of movies with slow pace but great reward at the end, the three main characters are interesting (specially the girl which is lovely) and even if superficially you don't see anything particularly special, you feel curious enough to see what is going to happen with the three of them, specially when you start to see the key elements that make this movie awesome.

With a wonderful cinematography, great acting and direction, and beautifully adapted from a short story by Murakami, I still can't believe this is not nominated for the Oscar.

If you don't care if a movie is slow and for a long period of time nothing is going on, try this one because it has a deep story and the production in general is great.


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Country:

South Korea | Japan

Language:

Korean | English

Release Date:

17 May 2018 (South Korea) 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

Gross USA:

$718,991

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,578,029
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (TV)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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