Stranger Says: Fine acting and twisty plotting distinguish this slow-burn thriller. After one teenager dies saving another, the mourning parents are left to pick up the pieces. The father wants to establish a scholarship and the mother wants to have another child, but they’re mostly marinating in misery until Sungcheol takes Kihyun, the shifty kid Eunchan saved, under his wing. With one dead parent and another who couldn’t give a damn, the 17-year-old has to provide for himself, so Sungcheol gives him a job, but his charity takes a turn that none of them—the entire community included—could have anticipated.
by Kathy Fennessy