Monday, February 9, 2015
Coming Attractions: SOCIALPHOBIA Logs on to Korean Screens This March
By Rex Baylon
I love a good mystery and Hong Seok-jae's feature debut Socialphobia, opening in Korean theaters on March 12, has it in spades. Centering on a couple of police cadets played by Byun Yo-han and Lee Joo-seung sniffing around for clues about an online user with the handle Re-Na who made waves by posting a vicious comment about a dead soldier. These wannabe Hardy Boys eventually track her down, but before they can wring an apology out of her they are shocked to find something else.
First released in BIFF last year, the trailer doesn't show much besides a few requisite shots of people staring at computer monitors and their smartphones, but the South Korean mystery genre has yet to let me down so I anxiously await, tapping away on my keyboard, till the film comes out.
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