• Director
    CHUNG Ji-young
  • Year
  • Nationality
  • Genre
  • Status
    Release(November 22, 2012)
  • Starring
    PARK Weon-sang, LEE Kyeong-yeong, MYUNG Kye-nam
  • Running Time
  • Festival & Review
    • 2012 Busan International Film Festival-Gala Presentation

      2013 Festival International de Films Fribourg Midnight screening

      2013 Haus der Kulturen der Welt Korean Cinema Today

  • A true story of a young leader of pro-democracy movement in 1980s

      In September 1985, when the ideology between South and North Korea is sharply opposed, South Korean democracy activist KIM Jeong-tae was forcefully dragged to Namyoung where the government's national security agency is located at. There he met LEE Doo-han, the professional interrogator who was notorious for the ruthless torture. With a distorted patriotism toward the South Korean military regime, LEE detained KIM over 20 days and tortured him with water and electricity until he confessed that he was under the control of North Korea. After 20 years from that nightmare KIM confronts LEE again who becomes a political prisoner. Staring at LEE with vacant eyes, KIM asks himself "Will I ever be able to forgive him?"
      • CHUNG Ji-young The most representative writer-director of the Korean film industry of the 1990s, CHUNG Ji-young honed his directing skills by working as an assistant director to [KIM Soo-yong]. CHUNG, whose feature debut was an erotic mystery, (1982), also directed films such as (1989), (1992), and (1994). In 2011, CHUNG introduced both , based on a real-life story of a professor defying against the abuses of judicial branch, and , a unique documentary that looks back at the history of Korean cinema, at once during the 16th Busan International Film Festival. , in particular, directly criticized the corruptions in judicial system in Korea and caused social controversy.