Based on a true story, this breathtaking ensemble drama traces how a student’s death by torture became a catalyst for the overthrow of military dictatorship in South Korea.
On 1987, college student Park Yong-chul was tortured to death by South Korean national security agents, under orders of rabid Communist-hater Director Park (Kim Yoon-seok). Prosecutor Choi (Ha Jung-woo) refused to help cover up and orders an autopsy. It triggered a nationwide uproar that eventually forced dictator Chun Doo-hwan to implement constitutional elections. This political epic dramatizes how courageous individuals from all walks of life contributed to a pivotal moment in history.
Set seven years after the Gwangju Massacre, this is an indispensible companion piece to A TAXI DRIVER and THE ATTORNEY as moving testaments to the fight for democracy and human rights.
-Cinemasia Film Festival