Hide and Seek

Directed by Jung Huh
Omnibus Entertainment
107 Minutes
South Korea
Thriller, Asian
Not Rated
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Sung-soo has everything that a man would want - a big inheritance, wife and children, a luxury apartment, a fancy car, etc. But in truth, he suffers from insomnia and obsessive-compulsive disorder. One day, he hears that his estranged brother, Sung-cheol, has gone missing. Feeling guilty and somehow responsible, he visits his brother's apartment despite the fact that he has kept Sung-cheol's existence from his family. The shabby half-empty apartment complex has strange symbols inscribed under the doorbells, and the residents look terrified, hurriedly locking themselves in as Sungsoo and his family appear at the building. There are rumors that some bizarre people have squatted in the empty flats. And even the next-door neighbor Joo-hee goes paranoid when asked about his brother. When they return home from the trip, a feeling of dark uneasiness lingers around the family. Strange things start to happen. Sung-soo's house keys disappear, someone tries to break in when only his children are at home. Then the engravings under his doorbell appear. Mysterious whispers are heard, terrifying the entire family. With his family quivering in fear, Sung-soo's compulsiveness and nightmares get worse.


  • Mi-seon Jeon
  • Jung-Hee Moon
  • Hyeon-ju Son
DVD Features

Exclusive 'Making Of' Featurette!

Sound: Stereo 2.0

Discs: 1

  • Highest Rating
    "First-time director Huh Jung shows a real mastery of pacing, atmosphere and tension as well as a thematic engagement with the destructive power of material acquisitiveness."
    Anton Bitel, BFI
  • Highest Rating
    "On a purely cinematic level, 'Hide and Seek' operates on the now-you-see-me-now-you-don’t level suggested by the title, goosing the audience by having characters appear and disappear suddenly. But on a deeper psychological level, it taps into fears of having one’s privacy invaded, suggesting a cross between old folk tales about changelings and break-in thrillers like 'Pacific Heights' or the recent 'The Purge.'"
    Maggie Lee, Variety

Awards & Recognition

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