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Hail to Hell

dir. Lim Oh-jeong
South Korea 2022, 108’
subtitles: Polish and English

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Polish premiere
Theatrical Screenings
Th 16 Nov, 20:15
Kinoteka 2
Kinoteka 2
St 18 Nov, 17:45
Kinoteka 3
Kinoteka 3
Online Availability
15 Nov, 10:00 – 3 Dec
Additional Materials
Awards and festivals
Busan International Film Festival 2022 - CGK Award World premiere: Busan International Film Festival
South Korea 2022
Duration: 108’
director: Lim Oh-jeong
screenplay: Lim Oh-jeong
cinematography: Jeong Grim
editing: Choi Kyoung-yoon
music: Koo Ja-wan
cast: Oh Woo-ri, Bang Hyo-rin, Jung Yi-ju
producer: Kim Se-hun
production: Korean Academy of Film Arts
language: Korean
colouration: colour

Film description

It's hard to say whether Na-mi and Sun-woo actually like each other. Bullied by their classmates, the girls stick together, navigating the dull everyday life of the province hand in hand. When their plans of a joint suicide come to naught, they decide to target the source of their suffering and get revenge. The leader of the persecutions, Chae Rin, will have to pay for all the pain she caused. In the meantime, however, the head bully moved to Seoul, joined a deeply religious community, and seems to have crossed over to the light side. But the two mission-oriented protagonists quickly realize that something about the community seems off.

Lim's directorial debut takes no prisoners – it is a sharp, surprisingly dark comedy, and a merciless satire on modern Korea. The film may rock a rebel nerve and strike some anarchist tones, but its message remains very serious. With some incredible acting added to the mix, the film becomes yet another proof that Korean independent cinema is doing extremely well, especially when directed by women.

Marcin Krasnowolski

Lim Oh-jeong

Born in 1982, graduated in photography from the Chung-ang University and studied film at the Korea National University of Arts. "Hail to Hell" is her feature debut.


2007 Pour Un Nouveau Roman (film krótkometrażowy)

2009 Empty Lies 2015 (film krótkometrażowy)

2013 No More No Less (film krótkometrażowy)

2015 The Shelter (film krótkometrażowy)

Festival guests

Lim Oh-jeong


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