Possessed (Bulshinjiok)

de Lee Yong-ju


A call alerting her to her little sister’s disappearance leads young Hee-jin to return home. Her mother, a fanatical religious convert, insists that only prayers came make her come back but Hee-jin doesn’t hesitate to call the police. As a less than enthusiastic detective takes charge of the case, strange suicides begin to occur in the apartment building. Don’t be fooled by the title’s simplicity because the flirtation with possession and j-horror films it suggests is barely just another of the ingredients in a slow-cooked, succulent intrigue, loaded with nuances and completely terrifying. An intelligent and surprisingly original debut.


Lee Yong-ju

A South Korean national, he worked as assistant director to Bong Joon-ho on Memories of murder (03) before starting to write the screenplay for Possessed, his debut film presented at the Tribeca festival and that won him the youth jury award at Gerardmer’10.

Technical information

Edition: 2010
Section: Noves Visions - Ficció
Original language: Korean