Based on the short story “Barn Burning” by Haruki Murakami, Burning is a highly acclaimed, incendiary and enigmatic thriller from South Korean auteur Lee Chang-dong. Introverted delivery driver Jong-Su (Ah-in Yoo) runs into Hae-mi (Jong-seo Jun), a spirited girl who once lived in his neighbourhood, while on the job. She asks him to watch her cat while she’s out of town on a trip to Africa and he cautiously obliges. Upon her return, she introduces Jong-Su to Ben (Steven Yeun), a wealthy and sophisticated young man she met while overseas, and the trio begin spending time together. But when Jong-Su learns of Ben’s mysterious hobby and Hae-mi suddenly disappears without a trace, his confusion and obsessions begin to mount, culminating in a heart-racing finale.
“A stunning, slow-build thriller… sizzles with a cumulative power that will knock the wind out of you.” — Rolling Stone
Japan, South Korea