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. (MM)

Director: Lee Man-Hee

Writer: Lee Jong-Taek

Producer: U Gi-Dong

Cast: Kim Jin-Kyu, Moon Jung-Suk, Bang Seong-Ja, Jeong Ae-Ran

Production Company: Se Ki Corporation

Rights Holder: Se Ki Corporation

Drama, Mystery, Thriller / 1964 / 110 min / CERT. 18 / B&W / DCP / Original Format: 35mm

Selected Filmography

The Road to Sampo (1975)

The Wild Flowers in the Battle Field (1974)

Break up the Chain (1971)

Life (1969)

The Starting Point (1967)

A Hero Without A Serial Number (1966)

Full Autumn (1966)

A Water Mill (1966)

Heilong River (1965)

Black Hair (1964)

The Marines Who Never Returned (1963)

Call 112 (1962)

Kaleidoscope (1961)