Aloners
혼자 사는 사람들

Fri 05 Nov, 9:00pm

Picturehouse Central

  • Director

  • Cast

    Gong Seung-yeon, Jung Da-eun, Seo Hyun-woo

  • Genre

  • Release Date

    2021

  • Runtime

    90 mins

  • Cert

    12

Yu Jina (Gong Seung-yeon) works alone at a credit card call centre, eats alone, smokes alone, travels home alone and lives alone in her apartment, with her headphones, phone, webcam and television as her only real company. When Su Jin (Jung Da-eun) joins the team, Jina, assigned against her will to train the new recruit, roughly and repeatedly spurns all her friendly overtures. Yet following the death of her mother, and of a similarly lonely neighbour whom she never really knew, Jina starts tentatively reevaluating her connections with her colleagues, her widowed father and the world. 

Directing, writing and editing for her first time on a feature, Hong Seong-eun uses just the barest whisper of a ghost story to highlight this otherwise all too realistic and recognisable tale of urban isolation and alienation, and gradually reveals the human side of a character who at first seems deeply unlikable.