The Devil's Stairway

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Director: Lee Man-hee
Cast: Kim Jin-kyu, Moon Jung-suk, Bang Seong-ja, Jeong Ae-ran
Cert 18, 110mins, 1964

Kim Ki-young showed in The Housemaid (1960) that in the hands of a master of suspense a stairway could take on a malevolent life of its own. Lee Man-hee’s atmospheric noir has two. Kim Jin-kyu often played sober, middle-class professionals, men born to wear suits. In this psycho-thriller the respectability of his Dr Hyeon will be peeled away from him layer by painful layer.

This screening will be introduced by Dr David Sorfa. Dr David Sorfa is a Senior Lecturer in Film Studies at the University of Edinburgh

Edinburgh Filmhouse, 23 Nov 2019 3:15 pm

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