- Aug 27
- DESIRE TO KILL: Review
- Posted by Deljhp - 27/08/12 at 11:33 AM
Director: Owen Cho & Sang-Hwa Kim. Review: Adam Wing.
How would you feel if you shared a hospital ward with the man who killed your wife, and what would you do if he couldn’t remember doing it? Desire to Kill (aka Enemy at the Dead End) is the debut feature from writer/directors Owen Cho and Sang-Hwa Kim. Sang-Hwa calls it “an attempt to bring focus to innermost human nature in a confined space by using genres of thriller and black comedy”. Desire to Kill has since been compared to the work of Hitchcock, so at the very least, it finds itself in decent company.
After the death of his wife, Min-Ho (Chun Ho-jin) tries to kill himself over and over again. When another suicide attempt goes wrong he wakes to find himself paralysed from the neck down in a hospital bed. An unconscious man is brought into the room following emergency brain surgery and Min-Ho recognises him as the man who killed his wife. Further complications arise when Sang-Up (Yoo Hae-jin) wakes up with a bout of amnesia, and no recollection of the crime he supposedly committed. The clock is ticking, and it’s only a matter of time before Sang-Up remembers who he is. Blending pitch-black humour, a devilish concept and brilliant performances, Desire to Kill is available for the first time this month courtesy of Terracotta Distribution...Continue review here.
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