ORDINARY PERSON (보통사람)

Directed by: Kim Bong-han 2017 | 122 min.

Section: Spotlight on Korea

Premiere: Hawaii Premiere

Countries: South Korea

Languages: Korean, with English subtitles

Genres: Action, Crime, Drama


Synopsis

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1980’s South Korea. The political pendulum has swung to the right and protests and government suppression are becoming increasing regular. Against this backdrop detective Seong-jin (Son Hyun-Joo, HIDE AND SEEK, THE HUNT)  finds himself unwittingly chasing a serial killer. But whilst the military police begin mounting evidence against a suspect Seong-jin has in custody, he becomes increasingly convinced they may have the wrong man….

However, Seong-jin is about to discover that questioning the authorities is a very dangerous proposition, for both him and his loved ones. As his closest friend, reporter Jae-Jin (Kim Sang-Ho, WONDERFUL NIGHTMARE, PROOF OF INNOCENCE), begins to uncover the truth, all of their lives may be in danger. A poignant, nail-biting crime drama, director Kim Bong-Han’s ORDINARY PERSON is a powerful critique of a difficult period in South Korea’s near past.

-Anna Page

 

Synopsis written by: Anna Page

Screenings

Wednesday, November 08 5:45 PM Dole Cannery C Date Passed
Sunday, November 12 2:00 PM Dole Cannery C Date Passed

Cast & Crew

Director Kim Bong-han
Screenwriter Samuel Cho
Producer Jang Sung-won, Kim Yong-sun
Cast Choi Yoon-So, Jang Hyeok, Man-sik Jeong, Seung-Hyeon Ji, Hyun-joo Son
Cinematographer Kim Sung-chul
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