The Piper (손님) – or more literally translated as The Guest – has received an English subtitled trailer ahead of its July 9th release date in Korea.
Loosely based on the classic tale of The Pied Piper of Hamelin, the fantasy-thriller is about a father and his sickly boy who, shortly after the Korean War, find themselves at a strange remote village in the mountains on their way to Seoul. Intending to stay there only for a day before moving on, the duo start to experience surreal events amongst the citizens that leads the father to pick up his mysterious pipe.
First time director Kim Kwang-tae takes the helm, although he has previously worked as an assistant director on erotic period drama Untold Scandal and romance flick Almost Love.
The Piper also features some of Korean cinema’s incredible acting talent. With Ryoo Seung-ryong (The Admiral) in the lead as the father and Lee Sung-min (Kundo: Age of the Rampant) as the village elder, the film also includes Chun Woo-hee (Han Gong-ju) and popular star Lee Joon (Rough Play), as well as child actor Goo Seung-hyeon (The Fatal Encounter).
Please see below for the English subbed trailer.