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Wailing, The (goksung)

The arrival of a mysterious stranger (Chun Woo-hee) in an otherwise quiet South Korean village coincides with a rash of vicious murders, causing panic and suspicion amongst the villagers. When the daughter of investigating officer Jong-Goo (Kwak Do-won) falls under the same savage spell, he calls for a shaman (Hwang Jung-min) to assist in finding the culprit. Screening in the Official Selection of the recent Cannes Film Festival, director Na Hong-jun (The Yellow Sea) has crafted a spell-binding edge-of-your-seat thriller that has critics across the globe raving: "Deliciously entertaining. You'll be left breathless" (The Playlist), "Darkly unsettling (and) masterfully told" (Hollywood Reporter), "like the most gruesome and gripping Scandinavian crime drama you can imagine, transported to a rain-sodden Asian backwater where everyone's in a bad mood and science, religion and superstition are locked in uneasy combat" (Salon). A very late addition to the Nova line-up, THE WAILING is world-class cinema the demands to be seen by serious movielovers. Korean language, English subtitles.

2hrs 36mins long
R16 Violence, horror, sex scenes & offensive language

Woo-hee Chun
Jung-min Hwang
Jun Kunimura