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Beasts Clawing at Straws

Beasts Clawing at Straws

Hands pass over a Louis Vuitton bag of money as violence follows close behind. A cleaner who comes into possession of the cache becomes entwined in a twisting narrative well beyond his imagination.

Yong-hoon Kim directs and writes his debut film based on the novel from Keisuke Sone with a precision and confidence that propels him into the auteur discussion. The Cannes award-winning best-actress  Jeon Do-Yeon shines among a brilliant cast to bring this money-grabbing epic together. The film balances a Coen Brothers comedic thriller style, drama and non-linear storytelling with swagger and finesse.

Questions are raised about where our faith lies, and who we pick as our heroes and villains. With circulating intentions and ethical dilemmas, the line between good and evil oscillates with such ease that, as the audience, we question our own morals and ponder where we fit in this wild affair of blades, mobsters, tattoos and saunas.

  • Country

    South Korea

  • Runtime

    108 Mins

  • Director

    Yong-hoon Kim

  • Language

    Korean (English Subtitles)