I've watched "Wailing" in the theater.
And It is tremendous movie I've ever watched.
When I heard your saying which ask me to introduce "Wailing" on the board,
I am excited, because whenever I try to talk about "Wailing" with my friedns or co-workers
there are always two or three persons who haven't watched "Wailing"
they have a plan to watch this movie, always hate to talk about Wailing.
It is so annoying...
Anyway.. ㅎㅎ I started to like 나홍진 , after watching that movie.
The theme of the movie is about "belief", so below the poster of the movie
there is a saying that "Don't be tempted by any words".
It is a keyword and most important issue in this movie.
The director shows us the story, let us choose who is the devil and when we presume that someone is guilty, we start to be caught in a trap the director made. Because there is no answer, If we make our belif we should have a prejudice of something, and It decides our viewpoint. It is really getting goose bumps eventhough the director make this film open ending, people try to make decision toward what they think and what they believe.
There are four characters who has to be choosed by audiences.
Do-won, Korean Shamon, Japanese Stranger, and Dull girl.
In this film Do-won have a conflict with his self. He believes a stranger committed crimes,
but granma and Korean shaman insist that a spirit entered a daughter.
And dull girl requested him not to call shaman. Spectators have battle of wits.
At first I think Do-won misunderstand this situation, because he belives his dream and others rumor,
he try to certificate the truth, but he fail to prove stranger's guilt, just he presume.
But the director shows us how a stranger deal with this situation like doing exorcism ,
Audiences feel hard to solve the problem...
What is true ??? This is one conflict - Shamonism vs Sience ( News about poisnous mushroom
imply the reason of disease.)
I got goose bumps when a dull girl ask him earnistly not to enter the house ,
until the cock crows three times. It is a famous story in Bible.
I think 천우희 stands for the savior , and Do-won stands for douter.
And Korean shamon disturb the right decision with phone call.
(actually, there is no exact correct decision.)
How about the period when the God alive..... Do people believe the Savior saying ????
or reject his suggestion like Do-Won... (This scene is really awsome !!)
In history God finally died in the Cross by Doubter.... People don't have wisdom who is right or wrong..
And finally ... one man who want to become a priest go to meet a stranger...
He also have a doubt about his belief. He has to struggle many times when he face some serious
belief situation when it comes to beliving God. If he beat every hard beilf situation he can become a
priest , but in this film he is also like a normal person (in the opposite side , a priest says " I don't believe any shamon thing... Just go to the hospital") But, pre-priest have a doubt and is tortured by his-self .... and finally he know a stranger is a devil who can ruin his belief.. he shouldn't have had a doubt....
Last scene ... Korean shamon also have a camera and when he bring down his box where he keep his photo in.... the director imply shamon can be associated with a stranger....
ah..... I'm so chill ... hahahahah
I think this kind of movie is alway unkind to audience like hiding many symbols and explaing nothing.
But 나홍진 is so clever to explain enoght to understand this movie..
That is the reason why I like 나홍진 more than any other directors ~
Thank you for reading ~ and thank you for your broadcasting ~ !!!