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Plot Synopsis by AsianWiki Staff ©
Jong-Soo (Yoo Ah-In) wants to become a writer, but he currently works part-time as a delivery man for a distribution company. While on the job, he runs into his childhood friend Hae-Mi (Jeon Jong-Seo). They grew up in a small rural town. Later that night, they meet for drinks. Hae-Mi tells Jong-Soo that she will be traveling to Africa soon and asks if he can stop by her apartment and feed her cat while she is gone.
Later, Jong-Soo receives a phone call from Hae-Mi asking if he can pick her up at the airport the next day. At the airport, Hae-Mi introduces Ben (Steven Yeun) to Jong-Soo. Hae-Mi and Ben met while in Arica. Soon, Ben tells Jong-Soo about his hobby.
- Based on short story “Naya wo Yaku” ("Barn Burning") from short story collection “Hotaru” by Haruki Murakami (published July, 1984 by Shinchosha).
- Gang Dong-Won was first offered the second male lead role, but declined.
- Filming began September 11, 2017 and finished January 30, 2018.
- "Burning" screened at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival in the "In Competition" section.
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