HAIL TO HELL 지옥만세
10/26/2023, 8:00 p.m., Eldorado
South Korea, 2022, 109 Minuten, Original version with English subtitles, (Korean) FSK: 18
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Coming-of-age
Project K Selection: Encounters and Relationships
Directed by: LIM Oh-jeong
Written by: LIM Oh-jeong
Starring: OH Woo-ri, BANG Hyo-rin, PARK Sung-hoon, JUNG Yi-ju
Busan International Film Festival (2022) – CGK Award
Filmfest München (2023)
New York Asian Film Festival (2023)
Trigger warning: Thematization or depiction of suicide
Na-min (OH Woo-ri) and Sun-woo (BANG Hyo-rin), both outcasts and victims of brutal bullying, decide that suicide is the only way out of their hopeless situation and decide to come together for a suicide pact. When they find out that their ex-bully Chae-lin (JUNG Yi-ju) is living a seemingly happy life in Seoul, they decide to travel to the capital to have their revenge. However, Chae-lin is now a member of a Christian group and feels guilty about her past as a bully. Will Na-min and Sun-woo stick with their plan for revenge?
The impressive feature film debut by director LIM Oh-jeong blends dark comedy with drama and creates a fresh coming-of-age film that surprises and charms at every turn.