Country / Year: South Korea / 2016
Genre: Thriller / Horror
Director: Kim Yong-Woon
Starring: Hong Soo-A, Lim Seong-Eon, Kim Ha-Yoo
Country / Year
South Korea / 2016
Thriller / Horror
Hong Soo-A, Lim Seong-Eon, Kim Ha-Yoo
How far would you go to be someone else? Fans of the under-appreciated Bridget Fonda vehicle ‘Single White Female (1992)’ are in for a treat the similar issues of identity theft are explored in in director Kim Yong-woon’s feature debut ‘Malice’.
When Eun-jung (Lim Seong-eon) has a chance encounter with an old college friend Ga-in (Hong Soo-ah), the stars seem to have aligned and problems solved. Ga-in seems like the perfect person to look after Eun-jung’s daughter Seo-ah (Kim Ha-yoo), with a qualification in childcare and at a loose end seeking gainful employment.
However, Ga-in is not what she seems, and much has changed since school days – and thus begins an unsettling cycle of admiration, jealousy and resentment.
Kim Yong-woon keeps the pace of the film suitable off-kilter, dark and foreboding and, much like ‘The Mysterious Family’, offers an effective thriller based upon a real life murder case – which is of course somewhat of a spoiler for the film’s direction.
Another fine example of South Korean cinema, East Winds Film Festival are proud to present the UK premiere of this dark and unsettling journey into psychosis.
Equal parts ultra-violence and pitch black comedy, it’s real treat for fans of South Korean revenge cinema.
Super cool set-pieces, which showcase action skills of the suitable gorgeous cast.
White-knuckle crime thriller with the hard-boiled undercover Special Forces police department.