THE AGE OF SHADOWS

Showing From: Thursday 12 Jan 2017

THE AGE OF SHADOWS
Cinema

Classification:  MA15+
Run time: 140 min
Genre: Action Drama Thriller
Director: Jee-Woon Kim
Cast: Song Kang-ho, Gong Yoo, Han Ji-min, Shin Sung-rok, Um tae-goo, Shingo Tsurumi
Country: South Korea
Language: Korean Japanese Mandarin English
Subtitles: English subtitles

Selected as the South Korean entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 89th Academy Awards (to be held Feb 2017)

Korea in the late 1920s is under Japanese occupation.

Lee Jung-chool (Song Kang-ho, Snowpiercer), a Korean-born police captain in the Japanese police force, is given a special mission to infiltrate the armed resistance fighting for Korean independence. He approaches Kim Woo-jin (Gong Yoo, Train to Busan), a leader of the resistance to obtain information to expose their activities to the Japanese authorities. Soon Lee begins to doubt his loyalties, and show sympathy for his countrymen.
 
A resistance plan to obtain explosives in Shanghai that will be used to destroy the Japanese Headquarters in Seoul is set in motion, with Lee caught in the middle. His Japanese bosses suspect his shift in allegiance, and Lee becomes a wanted man. A deadly cat-and-mouse game unfolds in which loyalty is tested and no-one can be trusted.

“Cult director Kim Jee-woon delivers the goods with an ultra-stylish cloak-and-dagger actioner set in 1920s Korea, under the Japanese occupation.”
Jay Weissberg Variety

“A blisteringly entertaining and exquisite genre exercise.”
Jessica Kiang The Playlist