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The Wailing

South Korea 2016
produced by
John Penotti (executive) for 20th Century Fox, Side Mirror
directed by Na Hong-jin
starring Kwak Do Won, Hwang Jung-min, Kim Hwan-hee, Jun Kunimura, Chun Woo-hee, Jang So-yeon, Jo Han-Cheol
written by Na Hong-jin, music by Jang Young Gyu, Dalpalan

review by
Mike Haberfelner

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Jong (Kwak Do Won) is a bumbling policeman in a small town where nothing much happens, so most of the time there's little to do - which is how he likes it ... until the village is hit with a series of murders, and it seems the assailants have all developed rashes prior to killing whoever's in their way in a rage, brutally dismembering them and sometimes even eating some of their flesh. There's a rumour that a stranger (Jun Kimura) living in the surrounding woods is responsible for this, but at first, Jong and his colleagues pay this little heed ... until they've followed up any other lead and thus Jong and a colleague search the strangers house - and find photos of all the victims, both before and after the murders, next to something looking like an altar. Confronted with this, the stranger refuses to even speak, even when Jong destroys his altar after having found a photo of his daughter (Kim Hwan-hee) among the stranger's photos. Then the daughter develops a rash and shows violent behaviour, and it's soon clear she's suffering from what all the homicidal villagers have suffered - and thus Jong takes her to a shaman (Hwang Jung-min) who tries his best to heal her, claiming the stranger is a ghost ... but something goes wrong, and when his daughter is doing worse than ever, Jong and friends, not wholly convinced the stranger in fact is a ghost, go to his place to lynch him. But even after that is done (or Jong at least things it is), the affair is far from over, and a woman in white (Chun Woo-hee) who has been seen near almost all of the murder scenes might be the key to this - or the source of all evil ...


If you're at all into utter shocks blended with some light-footed, relaxed comedy is your thing, Goksung is definitely your movie - and this combination works far better on screen than I make it sound in writing, the film's basic laid-back style works well as a base for utter shocks, and very unheroic, fun characters and very likeable performances also go a long way here ... but that said, Goksung is less than a perfect movie - basically it just tries to be too epic for its own good, drags the plot out with plottwist after plottwist, and after over 2 and a half hours, a bit too much remains just utterly unexplained even for someone like me who hates being spoon-fed explanations. The main problem here though is that the story refuses to make total sense in retrospect, the baddies are all remarkably absent of motives, and based on that some dragged out sequences the film could have done without in hindsight.

It's still a totally ok watch if you don't care about the pay-off and the fact that it's too long for its own good ...


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