Which film has the most hypnotic scene

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The South Korean thriller drama Burning celebrated its world premiere in Cannes over a year ago. At that time, the film was one of the best films of the film festival in our reporting. Since 06.06.2019 it is finally showing in selected German cinemas, where Lee Chang-dong's masterpiece also belongs.

In Burning, the mid-twenties Jong-soo (Ah-in Yoo) begins an affair with his former classmate Hae-mi (Jong-seo Jun). When Hae-mi returns from a trip to Africa, she is in the company of the rich yuppie Ben (Steven Yeun). The trio then keeps doing things together until Hae-mi suddenlydisappears without a traceJong-soo has a suspicion that seems to be becoming more and more a cruel certainty.

If you have the opportunity to see Burning in the cinema, you should definitely take advantage of it. To make your decision easier, we deliver 3 reasonswhy you shouldn't miss this intense thriller masterpiece.

Burning is a brilliant mix of different genres

Burning is a film that cannot be clearly assigned to any genre and serves many different ones. The almost 20-page short story by Haruki Murakami, on which the work is based, has been adapted into a two and a half hour film by Lee Chang-dong. There is burning Mystery thriller, character drama, study of society and love triangle in one.

Again and again occur in the plot of the film, which follows a slow, constantly increasing tension principle, small cracks that consist of subtle contradictions and yet do not (yet) unbalance the dominant reality of the hero. From the perspective of Jong-soo, the young woman Hae-mi is still a mystery in herself when she falls asleep on the spot within seconds and keeps a cat in her small apartment that Jong-soo never sees.

Without explicitly formulating the mood between them, the regular meetings of Jong-soo, Hae-mi and Ben in bars or restaurants prevail later Feeling of slight discomfort, an invisible yet growing competition between the two men.

Burning is that too precise observation of a tense social divide in modern South Korea. When Jong-soo, who lives in poor conditions on his father's rural farm, walks through the affluent Gangnam district of Korea and is cooked with pasta in Ben's fine apartment to jazz music, a glance is enough to reveal a simmering potential for conflict between the poor and cheer for riches.

The Walking Dead star Steven Yeun shows his most fascinating performance in Burning

Most viewers should know Steven Yeun primarily for his role as Glenn from The Walking Dead. In Burning the actor puts on a performance as Ben, which is followed by a performance stays in your head for days. While he was in first reviews as Korean Patrick Bateman-Cut from American Psycho was compared, the comparison falls in the film itself The Great Gatsby.

The brilliant acting of Yeun in Burning is that he spends the entire film moved between these two comparison figures. In Ben's constant smile, both the gentle and lonely charisma of the rich party lion Jay Gatsby can be read as well as the psychopathic aura of the empty, jaded Wall Street playboy Patrick Bateman. He's just waiting behind closed doors to cut prostitutes with a chainsaw.

Burning has the most hypnotic film scene of the 2019 cinema year

Sufficient in Burning three people, a joint, the music of Miles Davis and the sunsetto ignite what is arguably the most hypnotic film scene in the 2019 cinema year. Sometime shortly before the middle of the film, Ben and Hae-mi pay a visit to Jong-soo, who lives in the country.

A joint makes the round between Jong-soo, which the viewer cannot really assess. Between Hae-mi, who can burst into tears from one second to the next. And between Ben, according to his own statement never shed a tear in his life Has.

Finally Hae-mi gets up, surrenders to the music of Miles Davis and moves her body to the trumpet sounds of the jazz legend until she upper body seems to merge with the setting sun. At some point the camera wanders, from the body and the movements of the young woman to the details of the natural backdrop that frames the renewed meeting of these three figures.

The description of this scene is not a spoiler. Burning can only be experienced at all if you see it (in the cinema).

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