HOSANNA, or ‘Save us now,’ raises a serious question of saving a corrupt world. The film begins with a scene showing the boy´s special power to revive a frog rolled over by a car (as a short without cuts).
He also cuts his arm and feeds the blood to a mother in a vegetative state to continue her life. The villagers commit suicide, get injured or suffer from illness. And the boy extends a helping hand to heal them against the shadow of death covering the village. However, his good will does not save the village. The revived people feel sick and tired of living, so they fight, kill and are killed again.
HOSANNA is a silent scream of a saviour weighed down by impossible salvation. The boy´s attempt to save others is not so different from the punishment of Sisyphus. Who will save this world? Who will save the saviour in the corrupt world? Standing out for its dry gaze at the world, HOSANNA would surely be remembered as the most controversial work among Korean short films in 2014.
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