Directed by Im Kwon-taek
Korea, 1990, 108 min
Korean with English subtitles
The Korea Society's Classic Movie Night continues this Thursday, January 22nd, 2009 with The General's Son, an entry in the series When Japan Ruled Korea: Movies Set in the Colonial Era.
A lifetime on the streets of Japanese-occupied Seoul has made Kim Doo-han (Park Sang-min) an aimless brawler. But when he learns he's the son of a legendary general, Kim rises to defend local merchants from yakuza boss Hayashi (Shin Hyeon-joon). Master filmmaker Im Kwon-taek directs this award-winning action classic, regarded by some as "the original Korean gangster movie."
** NOTE: This screening is on the fourth Thursday of January, but future films will continue on the third Thursday of each month.
Movies will be screened at The Korea Society in midtown Manhattan, 950 Third Avenue, 8th Floor.
Individual ticket price: $5 for members, $10 for nonmembers
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For more info or to register for the program, contact Heewon Kim at (212) 759-7525, ext. 355.