A Bloody Aria

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The latest film offering from Korean director Shin-yun Won (Seven Days) is a black, black, comedy. A dark and disturbing film interwoven with touches of laugh out loud hilarity. A Bloody Aria is a brutal look at the power struggles that exist in a modern society where all relationships are based on power exchanges.

This dark and enthralling film will be released for the first time on DVD on 23 February 2009, courtesy of ICA Films.

During a day trip through the countryside, aspiring opera singer In-jeong flees to the woods to escape her lecherous mentor, Yeong-sun. When a local man offers a ride to the bus station, In-jeong thinks she's been saved until he insists they stop to meet his friends, a disturbed group of country thugs. In-jeong finds herself reunited with Yeong-sun and it slowly becomes clear they are being held captive to participate in the gang's sadistic games.

Shin-yun Won launched his career with the successful short film, Bread And Milk, which won Best Picture at the 2003 Korea Film Awards. It entered both the International Competition in the 26th Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival and the 11th Granada Short Film Festival. His directorial debut came in 2005 with cult favourite The Wig. With A Bloody Aria, Won continues to craft tense, gritty films that walk the line between horror, suspense, and dark comedy.

A Bloody Aria manages to combine dark and disturbing humour with moments of sheer terror to expose the theme of bullying and the vicious cycle between tormentor and victim.


“A darkly delightful surprise” – New York Times

Title: A Bloody Aria Release Date: 23 February 2009

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