The Girl in a Tiny Room
작은 방안의 소녀 | jak-eun bang-an-eui so-nyeo
Directed by Park So-jin (박소진)
75min | Release date in South Korea: 2021/11/25
Hee-joo, who can't stand her friend's bullying, drops out and adopted a Hikikomori lifestyle at home (a form of social withdrawal). She learned how to gain confidence through Dong-ha, an online live streamer she stumbled upon. She learned from Dong-ha how to hypnotize herself using a pendulum and she encourages him through chat to try Hikikomori in return.
Hee-joo who hasn't left her room for a year, finally goes out as she gains more and more confidence. She reconciles with her mother and decides to experience the outside again. However, Hae-yeong, who bullied Hee-joo a year ago, finds her home address and visits and the bullying begins again. Hee-joo tries to go back to her normal life, but could not because of Hae-yeong. In the end, Hee-joo, who does not want to return to her original life, decides to hypnotize Hae-yeong as how she learned from Dong-ha. She hypnotized Hae-yeong to commit suicide on his own and she returns back to her normal life intact.