Burning (Palace Films Collection)

Burning (Palace Films Collection)

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Catalogue no: PAL190

Media: DVD

Classification: M

Category: LOTE

Genre: Drama

Barcode: 9322225232426

No of Discs: 1

Language: Korean

Year: 2018

Release Date: 21-08-2019

Availability: In stock

Novelistic in scope, grandeur and impact, and featuring three brilliant performances, it's a gripping psychological study of thwarted love,
Novelistic in scope, grandeur and impact, and featuring three brilliant performances, it's a gripping psychological study of thwarted love, ambition and obsession, depicting a love triangle between an aspiring young writer, his childhood neighbour and her mysterious and handsome new friend. Lee's teasing and noirish film creates a tantalising mood of uncertainty and complexity, with the story's themes of class, family, rage and lust rising feverishly to the surface.

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Actors Ah-in Yoo, Steven Yeun, Jong-seo Jun, Soo-Kyung Kim
Director Chang-dong Lee
Producer Chang-dong Lee
Aspect Ratio 16:9 anamorphic widescreen
Video Encoding PAL
Audio Dolby Digital 5.1 & 2.0
Region All
Runtime 148

Digitales Reviews

Digitales Film Club Review by Liam
Burning is a slow burn, but a riveting one every step of the way. On paper it tells a thinly plotted story, but it is shaped into a richly layered mystery with deep interpersonal dynamics. This is backed by a brilliantly crafted atmosphere, mood and tone throughout which allows even the smallest details, an insignificant object or the briefest glance, to feel as though they hold the clues to elucidating the film's secrets. The central trio of the film all give terrific performances, and the eerie but wonderful film score plays a major part in building the film's compelling atmosphere too. Burning is a rare cinematic achievement, and one of the best films of the decade. (Posted on 6/09/2019)
Digitales Film Club Review by Mali
The novelistic style immediately grabbed my attention and kept me intrigued throughout. An intense subtlety surrounds the film and offers such a rich landscape of intrigue and emotion that leaves the viewer on the edge of their seat, while simultaneously giving away very little. Beautifully written, shot and acted, this is certainly one to watch... and then to ponder while it sits with you long after the credits roll. (Posted on 6/09/2019)
Digitales Film Club Review by Abhi
The movie lasts for 2 and a half hours, and for the first hour and a half, not much really happens. It's just an extremely slow romance drama with some jealousy, and admittedly, it has some commentary on some societal problems, but it's not really all that interesting to me. Then in the last hour, the mystery/thriller part of the plot sets in. It's still slow, but a bit bitter and more exciting, and the movie does well in being subtle. But the payoff in the end is not good enough. It leaves audiences with too many questions and many possible (ambiguous) answers to these questions. (Posted on 6/09/2019)