Burning ★★★★

Burning is a great South Korean slow burn thriller that is all about deception. This movie does something that I don’t think I’ve ever experienced in a film to this extent, it lies to you constantly. The characters lie to you and so does the narrative. You start to question yourself and what you’re watching, picking up on “clues” that don’t really lead to anything.

I don’t want to spoil anything for anyone who hasn’t seen this, but this story of deceit is exactly what the protagonist goes through. Everyone lies to him and he starts to question everybody and everything. The film successfully places the viewers in the position of the protagonist, making a satisfying film experience that feels unsatisfying at the same time. You will feel frustrated, but it’s intentional.

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