"Burning" is a 2018 South Korean psychological thriller film directed by Lee Chang-dong.
The starring cast includes Yoo Ah-in as Lee Jong-su, Steven Yeun as Ben, Jeon Jong-seo as Shin Hae-mi, Kim Soo-Kyung as Yeon-ju, Choi Seung-ho as Lee Yong-seok, Min Bok-gi as Judge, Ban Hye-ra as Jong-su's Mom, Lee Bong-ryun as Hae-mi's Sister, Lee Joong-ok, Moon Sung-keun and others.

Here are "Burning" movie trailer, plot summary, full cast and characters, release date, streaming services and everything we know so far.


Is there a trailer for Burning movie?

Thunderbird Releasing on Tuesday, January 08, 2019 released the trailer for "Burning" you can watch here:
BURNING | Official UK Trailer - on DVD and BLURAY May 27.

Plot summary

What is Burning movie plot?

Here is a short review of "Burning" movie plot summary.

An aspiring young novelist, Lee Jong-su (Yoo Ah-in) performs odd jobs in Paju. One day he runs into Shin Hae-mi (Jeon Jong-seo), a childhood neighbor and classmate, at a promotion at which he is making a delivery. Jong-su initially does not remember her, but Shin Hae-mi tells him she had plastic surgery. Jong-su then remembers and gives her a pink watch that he won at the promotion. Later, she tells him about her upcoming trip to Africa, and asks him to feed her cat, Boil, while she is away. Before Hae-mi's departure, Jong-su's father, a cattle farmer, becomes entangled in disagreeable legal affairs, and Jong-su has to return to the farm. Jong-su passes by Hae-mi's apartment, where he receives instructions about feeding the cat. Later, they have sex in Hae-mi's apartment.
After Hae-mi departs, Jong-su dutifully feeds her cat, although he never sees it. He does, however, know that a cat is there because he finds feces in the cat's litter box. He also begins habitually masturbating in her apartment. One day Hae-mi calls, saying she had become stranded at Nairobi Airport for three days after a bombing nearby. When Jong-su comes to pick her up, she arrives with Ben (Steven Yeun), whom she met and bonded with during the crisis. The three go out for dinner, where Hae-mi recalls a sunset she witnessed during her travels. Moved by the memory, she cries and confesses that she wants to disappear. Ben is well-off and confident, though it is never entirely clear what he does for a living. Jong-su, struggling to get by and taking care of his family farm while his father is in prison, envies Ben and his relationship with Hae-mi from afar.


Who plays who in the Burning movie cast?

Here is the full cast and characters of "Burning" movie. Actors and actresses are sorted mostly in credits order.

Yoo Ah-in  as Lee Jong-su
Steven Yeun  as Ben (as Yeun Sang-yeop)
Jeon Jong-seo  as Shin Hae-mi (as Jong-seo Jeon)
Kim Soo-Kyung  as Yeon-ju
Choi Seung-ho  as Lee Yong-seok
Min Bok-gi  as Judge
Ban Hye-ra  as Jong-su's Mom
Lee Bong-ryun  as Hae-mi's Sister (as Bong-ryeon Lee)
Moon Sung-Keun  as Lawyer (as Sung-Keun Moon)
Lee Soo-Jeong  as Prosecutor
Cha Mi-Kyung  as Hae-mi's Mom
Wonhyeong Jang  as Won-hyeong
Seok-Chan Jeon  as Seok-chan
Shin-rok Kim  as Shin-rok
Joong-ok Lee  as Patrolman
Ja-Yeon Ok  as Ja-yeon

Release date

When is Burning movie release date?

"Burning" movie release date was scheduled to be on May 16, 2018 (Cannes), on May 17, 2018 (South Korea), on August 29, 2018 (France), on October 26, 2018 (United States), on November 8, 2018 (Hungary), on November 9, 2018 (Canada), on December 20, 2018 (Denmark), on January 10, 2019 (Switzerland), on February 1, 2019 (United Kingdom, Ireland), on April 18, 2019 (Australia) and on June 6, 2019 (Germany) distributing by CGV Arthouse, CJ CGV, Baska Sinema, Clover Films, Golden Village Pictures, Hualien Media International, Interior13 Cine, Pandora Filmes, Polyfilm Verleih, Seven Films, TWIN, Alambique Destilaria de Ideias, Capelight Pictures, Diaphana Films, Film & TV House, Imagine, NHK, Palace Films, Provzglyad, Thunderbird Releasing, Vรฉrtigo, Well Go USA Entertainment and World Cinema Partners.


What are Burning filming details?

The duration of the film is 148 minutes. The film grossed over $8.1 million.

Principal photography began on September 11, 2017.


What are critics and audiences saying about Burning movie?

"Burning" movie got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 7.5/10.

More information and reviews on "Burning" movie you can get on the following websites.

"Burning" movie official website with trailer, full cast, crew and plot summary review:

IMDb is an online database of information related to films, television programs, home videos, video games, and streaming content online - including cast, production crew and personal biographies, plot summaries, trivia, ratings, and fan and critical reviews.

Burning on IMDB is available at:

Wikipedia is a multilingual open-collaborative online encyclopedia created and maintained by a community of volunteer editors.

Burning on Wikipedia is available at: