Extreme Job

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Director: Lee Byeong-heon
Cast: Ryu Seung-yong, Lee Hanee, Jin Sun-kyu, Lee Dong-hwi
Cert 15, 111mins, 2018

When their special chicken recipe becomes a massive hit with the public, it is a case of stakeout meets takeout, as cooking and crime-busting get ever more confused, until this ensemble of misfits finally learns why they were put together in the first place, and why their leader Captain Ko (Ryu Seung-yong, Seven Years of Night, 2017) has the nickname 'Zombie'. "There’s lots of absurdity in what we do," says Ko - and when it comes to crazy laughs and over-the-top fighting, Extreme Job delivers to order.

This screening will be introduced by Dr Nikki J. Y. Lee. Dr Nikki J. Y. Lee is a Senior Lecturer in Asian Media, School of Arts and Humanities, Nottingham Trent University.

Broadway Cinema, Nottingham, 23 Nov 2019 3:30 pm

Scattered Night

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Director: Lee Jihyoung and Kim Sol
Cast: Moon Seunga, Choi Junwoo, Kim Hyeyoung, Lim Hojun
Cert 12, 81mins, 2019

When Su-min (a remarkably nuanced debut from Moon Seungah) and her brother Jin-ho (Choi Joonwoo) are told by their parents that they will soon divorce, they are given an impossible choice. Each can only live with one parent. They must decide for themselves who they would prefer. Resolutely optimistic, Sumin attempts to convince her parents to go on a family trip, believing that if they can put the pressure of work aside for just one weekend, they will see a future together and call off the divorce. Told with absolute honesty and compassion, Su-min’s young endearingly positive perspective collides with the unfathomable complexities, confusion and cruelties of the adult world. This diamond sharp minimalist gem joins the ranks of great films about childhood.

This screening will be introduced by Dr Chi-Yun Shin. Dr Chi-Yun Shin is a Principal lecturer Film Studies at Sheffield Hallam University, researcher in contemporary East Asian & South Korean cinema.

Broadway Cinema, Nottingham, 24 Nov 2019 5:00 pm