With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013
With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

Thursday, July 28, 2011

ACF 1113: Free screening of Korean thriller "Seven Days" next Tuesday at 7:00 PM

Korean Cultural Service
Presents
Korean Movie Night
Series 4: The Summer of Thrillers

SEVEN DAYS
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.

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