For the past five years, Chan-woo has been trying to enlist in the police academy. Although he is obsessed in applying even after a litany of rejections, he is a ubiquitous slacker, and can’t even afford to pay for the application fees, resulting in him asking his friend to lend him money. His friend agrees but on one condition: Chan-woo must join him for a drink with his buddies.
he wakes up the next day with an epic hangover, covered in bruises, and a bout of amnesia. He soon realizes he’s not at home, but in his noisy neighbor’s apartment when he stumbles over a dead body in the middle of a pool of blood. In an absurd and perilous turn of events, he finds himself trapped at the scene of the crime by insistent cult preachers and an overly benevolent landlady, who prevent him from slipping out. He’ll have to use all the investigative skills he’s acquired to unravel a Rube Goldberg of a mystery that’s only getting worse!
Yeom Ji-ho crafts an exciting directorial debut in NEXT DOOR. Coupled with a great performance by actor Oh Dong-min (the KINGDOM series), Yeom delivers a surprisingly hilarious black comedy full of real moments of breathtaking tension in a surreal closed setting (everything takes place in the neighbor’s apartment), where every twist and turn gets crazier.