If there’s one film to see this year, it’s the mind-blowing social thriller by the Korean director Bong Joon-ho. A captivating and claustrophobic setting that takes place in an incredible villa designed entirely to aid the plot. Discover the secret of this house and the objects within that have been meticulously chosen.
In this space, each object has been thought about: paintings, furniture, carpets, lights, right up to everyday objects and the picturesque kitchen, each piece of the puzzle has been examined and selected with great care to give life to a very precise universe. The minimalist interior design is reflected by a tamed jungle outside. Within this meticulously designed framework, our Laurastar Smart I appears at the foot of a staircase that embodies the whole plot. Our ironing system has a natural place here thanks to its Swiss design, which is both practical and well thought-out.
The film’s plot follows the story of two families who are at odds with each other: the wealth of one reflects the misery of the other, the interior space of the first against the cramped confines of the second, sophistication versus rustic character, beauty contrasts with unattractiveness. Naive kindness does not excuse cruelty, this is the director's art of playing with light and shadow, which intersect and mingle, literally and figuratively, as one descends into the depths of the house like the depths of the human soul. Far from being simplistic, the treatment of the characters is of great finesse, without bias or judgment. This required the mastery of the great director Bong Joon-ho, as well as his talented art director and production designer Lee Ha Jun.