Are human beings born evil or are they made evil by the environment they live in? This movie review about the 2019 Korean psychological thriller: Strangers from Hell attempts to answer the intriguing question .
Strangers from Hell is centred around the life of a young man Yoon Jong-Woo ( Im Si-wan ). Yoon is a financially unstable former soldier who is looking to start a new life in the city of Seoul. However, the circumstances that follow are not those of a fairy tale.
To begin with, Eden Residence , a place he chooses to put up as he works is full of weird people.Second,at the work place his direct senior Park Byeong-min ( Kim Han-jong) is as hostile as one can imagine.The icing on the cake is that even Yoon’s own Girlfriend, Yoo-jeong ( Oh Hye-won ) doesn’t believe him when he speaks of the weird neighbours at Eden Residence.
Eden Residence , a place he chooses to put up as he works is full of weird people.
Lessons Learnt from Strangers from Hell
The truth is that human beings are born pure but with time,the people and situations they come in contact with turn this around.Yoon Is scared to death and later Seo Moon-jo ( Lee Dong-wook ) uses this to manipulate him into becoming a vicoius person.
Consequently, Yoon begins to lashes out at both his neighbours and workmates.He even goes ahead to smash a keyboard on Park Byeong-min at the work place. This sets the pace of Yoon’s deterioration from good to bad.
Furthermore, another key lesson the movie communicates to us is the famous saying: cheap things are expensive in the long run. Eden Residence provides cheap accommodation, this attracts Yoon albeit unaware he is moving into a real Hell.
Lastly, another key thing that Yoon’s girlfriend tells him is not to mind what how people look and behave towards him.She says that people who do such cruel things to others is because they are suffering inside and look for ways to transfer this to others. The best thing to do is to turn a blind eye.