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Joint Security Area

Korea2000110minFictionDCPcolor

DirectorPARK Chan-wook

Two North Korean soldiers are killed in the DMZ at a North Korean border house, before Sergeant Lee Soo-hyeok, a South Korean soldier on border duties, attempts to flee back to the South Korean side. The southern troops rescue him, while the gunfire erupts and, two days later, the fragile relationship between the two Koreas depends on a special investigation conducted by Swiss Army Major Sophie E. Jean on behalf of the Neutral Nations Supervisory Commission. As Sergeant Lee Soo-hyeok has confessed to the shootings, Sophie investigates why the two Koreas have contradicting accounts of events.

Schedule

  • 2019-08-18

    11:00

    Alpensia Cinema

    15 E Go

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Program Note

Compared to Swiri, a mixture of action and melodrama, Park Chan-wook’s J.S.A Joint Security Area depicts the nation’s division in the grammar of thriller. The film makes a challenge to the long-hardened taboo of long years by making a symbolic action of crossing the line. Soldiers who stand on either side at alert start to open their hearts, support each other and become friends, closer to the brothers. However, the harsh reality leads them to death. The group photo of the ending is a portrait of the nation’s division. Making a good collaboration with the inter-Korean summit, the film caused a sensation.

Credit

  • ProducerLEE Eunsoo
  • Cast LEE Byung-hun, SONG Kang-ho, LEE Yeong-ae
  • Screenwriter PARK Chan-wook, KIM Hyun-seok
  • Cinematography KIM Sung-bok
  • Editor KIM Sang-beom
  • Music JO Yeong-wook. BANG Jun-seok
  • Sound KIM Seok-weon

Director

  • PARK Chan-wook

    Born in 1963, Seoul. He studied philosophy at Sogang University. He is a director and writer, known for The Handmaiden(2016), Thirst(2009) and Old Boy(2003).