The Wailing

The Wailing


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Director & Screenwriter: Na Hong Jin

Release Date: May 11, 2016

Duration: 2 hr. 36 min.

Year: 2016

Country: South Korea

Native Title: 곡성

Content Rating: 18+ Restricted (violence & profanity)

Alternative Titles: Gokseong, Goksung, The Strangers, Koksong

Genre: Horror, Mystery, Supernatural, Thriller


Within a seemingly peaceful village, a rash of mysterious and violent deaths suddenly occur. Police conclude poisonous wild mushrooms are to blame. Officer Jong Goo hears a rumour involving a nearby olderJapanese man who is widely suspected by the villagers. While investigating, Jong Goo finds a witness who can place this man at the scene of the crimes. Jong Goo’s belief about this man’s innocence begins to waver.
To his despair, hisown daughter experiences the same symptoms as the others did prior to death. He heads out to find his prime suspect’s mountain home, as an exorcism is taking place on his daughter.
The smell of death lingers strongly in the air.


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