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.