Surpassing over a million mark at the Korea box office in just 11 days after its premiere, Ha Jung-woo and Kim Nam-gil‘s new horror film ‘THE CLOSET‘ is making impressive records with its fresh storyline.
Taking on an imaginative concept in which closet doors open and a child disappears, the film explores the subject matter of a mysterious closet that has never been seen in a Korean film. With a single closet, the story unfolds into uncharted territories with plot twists that defy audience expectations.
When a tragic accident leaves Sang-won (played by Ha Jung-woo) and his daughter Ina (played by Heo Yul) without their wife and mother, he moves to a new home to restore his relationship with his daughter. Despite all his efforts, nothing he does seems to work, but she makes a new friend who makes her laugh. This moment of peace doesn’t last long, as strange noises trickle out of their closet and Ina begins displaying strange behaviors.
A few days after Sang-won starts having eerie nightmares, Ina disappears without a trace. While searching for her, Sang-won comes across enigmatic Kyung-hoon (played by Kim Nam-gil), who seems to know where Ina has disappeared to: the closet. Kyung-hoon tells Sang-won that he’s been looking for whereabouts of missing children for the past 10 years and believes that the key to finding Sang-won’s daughter is inside the closet. Desperate to find his daughter, Sang-won reaches out to open the forbidden closet…
Title: THE CLOSET
Cast: Ha Jung-woo, Kim Nam-gil, Heo Yul
Directed by: Kim Kwang-bin
Singapore Release Date: 27 February 2020
Language: In Korean with English & Chinese subtitles
Runtime: 97 minutes
(Photos: Clover Films)
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