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. It was released on November 7, 2018.
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Im Jin-sun|
|Produced by||Seo Jong-hae|
|Screenplay by||Im Jin-sun|
|Distributed by||Little Big Pictures|
|Box office||US$2.8 million|
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.
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."
- "KIM Sae-ron and Don LEE Back on Screen for Heartwarming Drama GOMTAENGI". Korean Film Biz Zone. July 31, 2017.
- 동네사람들. Naver (in Korean). September 22, 2018.
- "'동네사람들', 11월 7일 개봉 확정…'섹션TV 연예통신' 출연 예고". The Celuv (in Korean). October 23, 2018.
- "Kim Sae-ron to star in "The Villagers"". Hancinema.
- "[단독] 마동석X김새론, 영화 '곰탱이' 출연 확정…오늘(18일) 고사". TV Report (in Korean). September 22, 2018.
- [공식입장] 신세휘, 영화 '곰탱이' 출연 확정...김새론과 호흡. OSEN (in Korean). September 22, 2018.
- 동네사람들. Korean Film Biz Zone (in Korean). September 22, 2018.
- 11월 개봉예정영화, 마동석·김새론 주연의 <동네사람들>, 박해일·문소리·정진영 주연의 <군산> 등. Korea Lecturer News (in Korean). October 31, 2018.
- "[Herald Review] 'The Villagers' has heart, could use more thrill". The Korea Herald. October 31, 2018.