This 2018 Korean film has had a another spotlight as it rolled into Netflix recently. Join us for our hot takes on the simmering of this movie’s pacing, our love for BTS and cancelling slum tourism.


Released: May 2018
Gross: $718,991

Breakdown & Synopsis

  • Ben has semblances of Christian Bale’s American Psycho. He has a charismatic pull and was likeable.
  • The concept of Little Hunger, Great Hunger was fascinating.
  • Jong Su was introduced as a sweet, unassuming guy that was longing for connection.
  • We talk about triggers. For Jong Su, it could have been his dad being sentencing as well as selling the calf. For Ben, Jong Su seemed to be his trigger.
  • How did Ben choose his victims. We have two theories
    • as per his greenhouse analogy, he deliberately and was cautious to select women that would not be missed and were ’empty’
    • he comes across an engaging woman on the surface with a lot to offer however he starts to notice any growth is supeficial and they are as hollow as he is

Unrelated but vital points

  • You may be surprised to know KT is not fluent in Korean.
  • The best endings in TV shows or movies are the ones that leave you wanting more.
  • Kenya has one of the biggest IT hubs in the world
  • As general advice, don’t solely base your opinions based on an off hand comment in a movie
  • Don’t post pics with pics and claim you are a changed person and the country you visited is better from your presence
  • Slum tourism is cancelled and people should not contribute to it

For Your Reference

Our suggestions on what you should watch in supplement of this TV show!

KT’s picks

American Psycho (2000) 1h 41min | Crime, Drama | 14 April 2000 (USA) Summary: A wealthy New York City investment banking executive, Patrick Bateman, hides his alternate psychopathic ego from his co-workers and friends as he delves deeper into his violent, hedonistic fantasies.
Countries: USA, CanadaLanguages: English, Spanish, Cantonese
I Saw the Devil (2010) 2h 22min | Action, Crime, Drama | 12 August 2010 (South Korea) Summary: A secret agent exacts revenge on a serial killer through a series of captures and releases.
Countries: South KoreaLanguages: Korean

Oti’s picks

Nairobi Half Life (2012) 1h 36min | Drama | 8 December 2012 (USA) Summary: A young, aspiring actor from upcountry Kenya dreams of becoming a success in the big city. In pursuit of this and to the chagrin of his brother and parents, he makes his way to Nairobi:the city of opportunity.
Countries: Kenya, GermanyLanguages: Swahili, Kikuyu, English