South Korean Supernatural Thriller THE WAILING Gets US Theatrical Run
The Cannes Selection THE WAILING (곡성, Gokseong) opens June 3rd in theaters across the United States, courtesy of Well Go USA Entertainment. In this unbelievably tense supernatural thriller, a foreigner’s mysterious appearance in a quiet, rural village causes suspicion among the locals — suspicion which quickly turns to hysteria as the townspeople begin killing each other in brutal outbursts for seemingly no reason. As the investigating officer watches his daughter fall under the same savage spell, he agrees to consult a shaman for answers — unknowingly escalating the situation into something far more dangerous.
Over six years in the making, director Na Hong-jin’s meticulously crafted follow-up to the globally acclaimed THE YELLOW SEA and THE CHASER (his third to premiere at the Festival de Cannes) smashed box office records upon its debut in South Korea, where fans are already making return viewings to catch new clues and debate what’s sure to be the most talked-about ending of 2016.
THE WAILING stars Hwang Jung-min (SHIRI), Chun Woo-hee (THE BEAUTY INSIDE), Kwak Do-won (NAMELESS GANGSTER) and Jun Kunimura (ATTACK ON TITAN, GODZILLA RESURGENCE).
Visit the movie’s official website for theater locations.
Director: Hong-jin Na
Cast: Hwang Jung-min, Chun Woo-hee, Kwak Do-won
Producer: Suh Dong Hyun, Kim Ho Sung
Genre: Foreign, Mystery & Thriller
Run Time: 156 Minutes
Theatrical Date: Jun 3, 2016
Original Language: Korean
Dubbed Language: N/A
About Well Go USA
Well Go USA, Inc. is a theatrical and home entertainment distribution company that specializes in bringing top content, including the best in Asian Cinema to North America. As a leader in independent film distribution, Well Go’s titles can be seen across a variety of formats and platforms including in theaters, on DVD, Blu-ray, digital (video-on-demand, electronic sell-through and streaming) and broadcast television through cable and satellite. Since 1994, Well Go has acquired and released over 2,000 titles worldwide. In 2005, Well Go expanded its distribution to North America where five to ten titles are released monthly.
Well Go USA’s corporate headquarters are in Plano, TX with offices in Taiwan and China.