The Villagers

The Villagers (Korean: 곰탱이; RR: Gomtaengi; lit. Slow-witted) is a 2018 South Korean action thriller film directed by Im Jin-sun, starring Ma Dong-seok and Kim Sae-ron.[1][2] It was released on November 7, 2018.[3]

The Villagers
Theatrical release poster
Hangul동네사람들
Revised RomanizationDongnesalamdeul
Directed byIm Jin-sun
Produced bySeo Jong-hae
Screenplay byIm Jin-sun
StarringMa Dong-seok
Kim Sae-ron
Lee Sang-yeob
Production
company
DayDream
Distributed byLittle Big Pictures
Release date
  • November 7, 2018 (2018-11-07)
Running time
99 minutes
CountrySouth Korea
LanguageKorean
Box officeUS$2.8 million

Premise

The film is about a physical education teacher named Gi-cheol who is assigned to a countryside high school due to an unfortunate incident, and a student named Yoo-jin who questions the disappearance of her friend.[4]

Cast

Production

Filming began July 21, 2017 and finished September 30, 2017.[7]

Release

The film was released on November 7, 2018, alongside Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween, Ode to the Goose (November 8), and The Wrath (November 8).[8]

Reception

Yoon Min-sik from The Korea Herald gave a mixed review and wrote, "The Villagers has an interesting premise, a promising set-up, good acting and a strong first act -- but maybe not enough thrill, and bit of a letdown in the third act."[9]

References

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