The Pit and The Pendulum

The Pit and The Pendulum


Total votes: 4

Release Date: Jun 18, 2009

Duration: 1 hr. 30 min.

Year: 2009

Rank: #59888

Country: South Korea

Native Title: 약탈자들

Content Rating: Not Yet Rated

Alternative Titles: Yaktaljadeul

Genre: Drama


Classmates reunite at the funeral of their history teacher, Sang Tae, and talk about his bizarre life. Their recollections produce another story, and the cycle of the stories reorganizes the relationship and lead to the labyrinth of the narration. The director Son Yeong Seong, shakes the boundary between the stories, and between life and death, as it is known that he is interested in Jorge Luis Borges. The new approach to thenarration is the major topic among young filmmakers in Korea. From the perspective of Korean film history, the disappearance of narration first suggested by Hong Sang Soo has been studied more deeply since. In this film , Yeong Seong’s unique sense of humor and wittiness is presented without any constraints of time or place through his clever words. The existence of a ghost at the funeral is also one of the charms of this film.


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