There is good news for friends of South Korean suspense cinema: After “The Witness” was shown at the Fantasy Filmfest in 2019 (!), the thriller is finally finding its way into the home cinema!
The wait is over: While some of the films that celebrated their German premiere at the Fantasy Filmfest 2019 were already released on DVD or Blu-ray in early 2020, “The Witness” made us fidget for two full years. But now the time has finally come: the South Korean thriller is celebrating its home cinema premiere here. So if you didn’t catch any of the rare cinema screenings back then, you still have the opportunity to catch up on something you missed with a little delay.
The Witness will be released on DVD and Blu-ray for the first time on May 13, 2022. And because it’s okay to celebrate when a film still finds its way onto the market after such a long time, the Busch Media Group is donating the film – similar to “The Treacherous – Die 10,000 Konkubinen” – for all collectors also a limited collector’s edition in a media book (including DVD and Blu-ray).
Exclusively on DashFUN, you can get an impression of the film with the German trailer. After hits like “Parasite”, “The Pickpocket” or Netflix’s mega-success “Squid Game”, we automatically long for almost every new thriller from South Korea anyway…
That’s what “The Witness” is about
Sang-Hoon (Sung-min Lee) has just moved into his new condominium when the family man’s life suddenly goes completely off track. Because he has barely settled in when one night he witnesses a bestial murder. He has to watch helplessly as a young woman is struck down in cold blood with a hammer – and that too in the immediate vicinity of his new home. And the biggest problem with the whole story: The unknown perpetrator also saw him.
In shock and above all in fear of the murderer’s possible return, Sang-Hoon decides not to tell the police what he saw that night. Because under no circumstances does he want to risk his life or that of his family – with devastating consequences. Because soon there will be more murders. And it seems like Sang-Hoon is about the last person to feel safe…
In addition to Sung-min Lee, known for “The Drug King” and “The Good, The Bad, The Weird”, you can also expect other Korean cinema celebrities in “The Witness”. the Sang-ho Kim known for the Netflix hit “Kingdom” or Kyung Jin, who you can also see in the recently released action thriller “Hard Hit”. Directed by Cho Kyu-Jang, who starred in The Witness makes its feature film debut.