About

Deliveryman Jongsu is out on a job when he runs into Haemi, a girl who once lived in his neighborhood. She asks if he'd mind looking after her cat while she's away on a trip to Africa. On her return she introduces to Jongsu an enigmatic young man named Ben, who she met during her trip. And one day Ben tells Jongsu about his most unusual hobby...

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Directed by

Lee Chang-dong

Written by

Lee Chang-dong (Screenplay)
Haruki Murakami (Writer)
Oh Jung-mi (Screenplay)

Runtime

148 minutes

Country

South Korea

Language

Korean

Tagline

The truth is all in your head.

Cast

Keywords

dream fire cat love triangle metaphor class differences based on short story arson greenhouse sex shop burning rural setting

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Lists

#2 on The 50 Most Critically-Acclaimed Films of 2018 They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

#21 on The 50 Best Movies of the 2010s Rolling Stone