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Paju
Paju
6.7
/10
115 Ratings

Synopsis

After a haunting accident while on the lam, Joongshik migrates to Paju, a gray town where the urban landscape is as bleak as the fate of its residents. In attempts to remain in hiding and sublimate the tragedies of his past, he finds a kindred spirit with secrets of her own.

Our take

Devastating and beautiful, Park Chan-ok’s sophomore feature blurs temporal signposts and reimagines storytelling conventions. Against a backdrop of urban gentrification, ruminations on irredeemable mistakes and repressed memories turn tactile, mirrored in the recurring image of demolished homes.