Given how commercialized Korean films have grown in the last few years, watching "The Truth Beneath" was something like having ice cold water tossed on my face. Director Lee Kyoung-mi, who previously collaborated with Park Chan-wook on "Lady Vengeance," recalls a time when cinema from this region was at its most bleak and brutal. Her work here is masterful, even as she reminds us of just how pitiful humanity can be.
When I see Korean film, I always expect the moments of WTF. In 2016, "The Wailing" is most WHAT-THE-F**KING-F**K Korean fillm but I'm delightfully suprised that this looks-like-ordinary-genre film is as weird & twisted as "The Wailing."
I love it when I find an unexpected premise from a movie. My first guess is the movie will be like 'What Lies Beneath' but, it is about a mother who wants to find her daughter. Soon, she begins to discover the truth about her daughter and her life.