Apollo Cinema Piccadilly Monday 8th Nov 6.00pm
Closing Gala w/ Dir Ryoo Seung-wan Q&A
The 'Action Kid' is back with an award winning film that may have less action than his previous work but makes up for this with intensity. Ryoo Seung-wan pulls his punches but revs up the dark, mucky world of police and courtroom corruption.
A spree of schoolgirl murders has gripped Seoul by the throat but the police are on it, chasing down the killer which leads to the police accidential killing the prevented murderer. Since the case is international news the police can't bring in a dead suspect so the highers up choose Captain Choi (Hwang Jung-min, Blades of Blood) a good cop who does whatever is needed to close the case. He is ordered to bring in a killer, any killer, to take the wrap to parade in front of the cameras. Choi contacts a shady business associate, Jang (Yoo Hae-jin, Moss) to help create a airtight case not wishing to know the methods used. Of course there are strings attached as the Jang is involved in a bitter turf war with someone who has a young and arrogant prosecutor, Joo-yang (Ryoo Seung-bum, Crying Fist). With arm twisting from their criminal associates Choi and Joo-yang become involved in a cat & mouse game, not knowing which is the cat and which is the mouse.
The film has previously been invited to the 2011 Berlinale Int'l Film Festival and has won Best Screenply and Best Actor (Ryoo Seung-bum) at the Fantasia Film Festival.
After screening and Q&A there will be a small reception in the Apollo Cinema bar.
Dir Ryoo Seung-wan, S.Korea, 2011, 119mins
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