The Koreans continue in what they know how to do best. “Midnight Silence” is added to the list of films from the Asian continent which are interested in our anxieties. The Jokers unveils the trailer for this disturbing thriller.
A scary thriller
In a new time, South Korean cinema offers a dive into the abyss of humanity. A frantic race where a serial killer is looking for his new victim. The latter is called Kyung-mi and has the distinction of being deaf and mute. One night, she meets Do-Sik, her future executioner. Then begins a silent hunt full of violence, where the prey does not hear its aggressor. Midnight Silence plays on the senses and wants to be most distressing.
The concept of the feature film is almost like a horror movie, so the images in the trailer take us to the darkest alleys of Seoul. And when you are inside, the frames chosen seem to play with the codes of horror. By partially removing the sound, midnight silence seems to offer a big dose of anxiety to the viewer. In the same register, the film not a sound released in 2017 on Netflix offered a similar scenario where a deaf-mute woman confronts a cruel killer.
An actor from Squid Game at the casting
Directed by Kwon Oh-Seung and distributed by The Jokers, Midnight Silence brings together a cast very little known in France. Between Jin Ki-Joo present in the series The Secret Life of My Secretary, Park Hoon, or Kim Hye Yoon. Actors and actresses who are still novices, with the exception of Wi Ha-Joon who remains the most experienced. Indeed, it is found in the Korean production Squid Game which exploded all records on the Netflix streaming platform.
Midnight Silence hits directly to DVD and VOD on May 11. This week, it is in competition at the Reims Polar festival. This dark thriller attracts with the terror installed in the trailer. If the director creates an immersive atmosphere by using muffled sound with his deaf and mute character and its anxiety-provoking atmosphere, there is a good chance of getting an interesting result on arrival. The Jokers announces it as “the new shock of Korean cinema”.