Korean Movie Night
Series 4: The Summer of Thrillers
Directed by Won Shin-yeon
South Korea, 2007, 125 minutes
Tuesday, August 2nd @ 7:00 PM
Doors open at 6:30 PM.
Tribeca Cinemas, 54 Varick Street, NYC
One block from the A, C, E and 1 train Canal Street stops
Admission is Free
All seating is first-come, first served
Fans of Lost know her as Sun, but Kim Yun-Jin took home “Best Actress” at the Grand Bell Awards, Korea’s equivalent of the Oscars, for her portrayal of a Type A, stressed-out defense lawyer trying to rescue her kidnapped daughter in SEVEN DAYS.
The movie kicks off with her daughter going missing and a kidnapper calling and telling her that she has seven days to get a gangster off death row. The problem: all the evidence points to the guy being as guilty as sin and there’s no way she can win this one.
Thus begins a cat-and-mouse game that sees the set pieces coming down as hard as an avalanche. A popular hit at the box office, this is the kind of twist-a-minute screenplay that Hollywood used to make, given a jolt of pure Korean adrenaline.