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Directed by Jee-Woon Kim

South Korea 2016 140 mins. In Korean

A cat-and-mouse game unfolds between a group of resistance fighters trying to bring in explosives from Shanghai to destroy key Japanese facilities in Seoul, and Japanese agents trying to stop them. A talented Korean-born Japanese police officer, previously in the independence movement himself, is thrown into a dilemma between the demands of his reality and the instinct to support a greater cause. “The irresistible pull of a spy thriller, the heightened stylishness of a 1920s setting, and terrific technical specs make The Age of Shadows an unabashed delight.”—Variety. This year’s South Korean Oscar submission.

Reviews: Los Angeles Times, The A.V. Club, Cinema Scope, The Playlist, Village Voice, Variety

Filmography: The Last Stand (2013), I Saw the Devil (2010), The Good the Bad the Weird (2008), A Tale of Two Sisters (2003)



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