1987: WHEN THE DAY COMES

Directed by: JANG Joon-hawn 2017 | 129 min.

Section: HIFF Spring Showcase

Premiere: Special Presentation


Synopsis

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

 

Screenings

Saturday, April 07 8:30 PM Dole A Date Passed
Tuesday, April 10 7:45 PM Dole A Date Passed

Cast & Crew

Director JANG Joon-hawn
Cast Jung-woo HA , KIM Yoon-seok, Tae-ri KIM , Hai-jin YOO
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