Director Bong Joon-ho’s rave reviews ‘Sleep’ ranks No. 1 in the booking rate of Korean films [Official]

The one-of-a-kind horror film “Sleep,” which will dominate the cinema district this fall with its extreme immersion and suspense, has become the No. 1 Korean film in the booking rate, announcing the birth of a new box office leader.

“Sleep” (directed by Yoo Jae-sun, distributed by Lotte Entertainment, produced by Louis Pictures) is a film about two people who try to unravel the mystery of the terrible horror that begins the moment they fall asleep, the strange behavior of their husband Hyun-so, who has nightmarished the happy newlyweds Hyun-so (played by Lee Sun-gyun) and so-jin (played by Jung Yoo-mi).

Three days before its release, “Sleep” became the No. 1 Korean film in terms of booking prices. “Sleep”, which was unanimously praised by director Bong Joon-ho and the domestic media and audience, reached No. 1 in the Korean film reservation rate with 14.5%, based on Youngjin-wi’s integrated computer network for movie tickets (2:30 p.m. on 3rd).

This heralds the creation of a unique genre film that will change the box office of the theater district and predicts the autumn of the box office of the film “Sleep”, which is full of unpredictable stories, captivating power and beautiful performances by the actors.

“Sleep” made an early splash with a series of love calls from leading film festivals around the world, including Critics’ Week at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival. In particular, director Bong Joon-ho said: “The most unique horror film I’ve seen in the last 10 years. Throughout the entire running time, he presses the audience with suspense and suspense. The birth of a new monster, a new director.”

Not only that, but the audience that watched the premiere expressed their admiration, such as “I watched it with bated breath from start to finish”, “The taste of a genre film was great”, “The film was very immersive and didn’t feel boring at all”, “The direction is new, the actors are enthusiastic, the story is neat and there is no boredom” and “I watched it with goosebumps until the end”, which raises expectations for the film.

Thus, “Sleep”, which has become No. 1 in the overall booking rate of Korean films thanks to the enthusiastic response that poured in even before its release, heralds a new box office craze with the power of audiences who have recognized the most bizarre and unique genre films of the year.

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