Director Huh Jung
This film is a Directorial Debut of Director Huh Jung. Hide And Seek was a very small budgeted thriller film which had attracted a huge audience in Korea, resulting in great success in the Korean box office.
Lead Actor Son Hyun-joo
I was once again very lucky to have booked a seat in the front second row just like I had done so a month before at the 57th BFI London Film Festival 2013. I nearly got the same seat where I had sat before. All the seats had a festival souvenir tote bag on them, containing the schedule and information brochures of the film festival. As the time neared and the hall filled up with the audience, Mr Tony Rayns a film critic introduced the Director Huh Jung and the Lead Actor Son Hyun-joo and invited them onto the stage to introduce Hide And Seek.
The story revolves around Sung-Soo (Son Hyun-joo), a man who is living a normal life with his wife and two children. Things change when he finds out that his estranged brother is missing, and goes to pay a visit to a rundown apartment building where he lives. There he comes across a disoriented woman Joo-Hee (Moon Jung-hee) living with her only daughter, who keeps complaining about his brothers suspicious and disturbing activities. Thus he starts his own investigation on his brother who he thinks is hiding and is up to something. The investigation results in Sung-Soo facing very harsh consequences.
Jung Joo-won and Kim Soo-ahn
Although the Lead Actor said that it’s a family film, it actually didn’t turn out to be one. It was a textbook thriller and mystery film which had some parts which were quite shocking for the viewers. The performances of the three Child actors Jung Joon-won, Kim Soo-ahn and Kim Ji-young was one of the most impressive that I’ve seen.
Once again at the Q&A session, I got the chance to question the Director and Lead actor that what is it that the actors and the Director have to go through to make such kind of a film? At the same time, I also told them that the Korean films have a fan following in Pakistan and that they are welcomed to come to Pakistan and show this film.
Me, questioning the Director and Lead actor at the Odeon West End Cinema.
Winner of two awards including the Best New Director and Best Music, this film is a must see.
Director: Huh Jung
Writers: Huh Jung
Cinematographer: Kim Il-Yeon
Starring: Son Hyun-joo, Jeon Mi-sun, Moon Jung-hee, Jung Joon-won, Kim Soo-ahn, Kim Ji-young.
Genre: Thriller, Mystery
Country: South Korea
Release Date: 14 August, 2013
Run Time: 107 min
Tags: Asia, cinema, FarEastAsia, featured, Horror, london, LondonKoreanFilmFestival, Mystery, Pakistan, SouthKorea, Suspense, Thriller, UKFilmPremiere
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