In this unbelievably tense supernatural thriller, a foreigner s mysterious appearance in a quiet, rural village causes suspicion among the locals - suspicion which quickly turns to hysteria as the townspeople begin killing each other in brutal outbursts for seemingly no reason. As the investigating officer watches his daughter fall under the same savage spell, he agrees to consult a shaman for answers - unknowingly escalating the situation into something far more dangerous.
Over six years in the making, director Na Hong-jin s meticulously crafted follow-up to the globally acclaimed THE YELLOW SEA and THE CHASER (his third to premiere at the Festival de Cannes) smashed box office records upon its debut in South Korea, where fans are already making return viewings to catch new clues and debate what s sure to be the most talked-about ending of 2016.
Making of THE WAILING
The Beginning of THE WAILING
Language: Korean (original)
"CRITIC'S PICK: Echoes of The Exorcist... as the suspense, violence, and worse ratched up, I was not merely scared, but heartbroken." --The New York Times
"What makes THE WAILING so unusually disturbing is the almost palpable aura of evil it radiates from calm start to sorrowful finish." --Los Angeles Times
"A bone-chilling, thunderous descent into hell" --Twitch