A Father’s Life-and-Death Struggle To Protect His Family
Director HUH Jung | Cast SON Hyun-ju, MOON Jeong-hee, JEON Mi-sun | Genre Thriller | Running Time 107 minutes | Rating 15+ | Release Date August 15
Seong-su (SON Hyun-ju) is a happy man with his beautiful wife Min-ji (JEON Mi-sun) and lovely children. Seong-su seems to have everything but feels very guilty about his elder brother. When Seong-su was a little boy, he was adopted into a happy family. He set a trap for his elder brother with a false testimony and since then, Seong-su has worried that his brother is nursing a grudge against him.
After hearing that his brother is missing, Seong-su visits his house after decades and finds strange codes on his house and his neighbors’ houses and meet Ju-hee’s family who claim that they know his brother. Hide and Seek
depicts a father’s life-and-death struggle to protect his family and home from threats from strangers. Young director HUH Jung has made an excellent genre film that keeps spectators in suspense throughout the 107-minute running time with highly precise directions, speedy storytelling and a contrast between differentiated and attractive characters.
Hide and Seek is the first film where SON Hyun-ju plays the lead role. SON attracted considerable attention through Secretly Greatly and the TV series Pursuer. SON plays struggling Seong-su and successfully leads the whole story. The great transformation of MOON Jeong-hee, one of the stars of last year’s Deranged is also worth watching.
By TAE Sang-joon