In 1920, with Korea under Japanese rule, Lee Jung-chool (Song Kang-ho, THE HOST, SNOWPIERCER), a Korean captain in the Japanese police force, is given a mission to infiltrate the armed resistance fighting for Korean independence and expose their second-in-command, Kim Woo-jin (Gong Yoo, TRAIN TO BUSAN). But after coming into close contact with the rebel fighters, some of whom were once his friends, Lee has doubts about his dirty work for the occupying forces. As allegiances shift, Lee's employers begin to suspect him, and now he is both hunter and hunted. Meanwhile, a train carrying explosives passes the border, heading toward Seoul. (Note adapted from Toronto International Film Festival.) DIR/SCR Kim Jee-woon; PROD Choi Jeong-hwa. South Korea, 2016, color, 140 min. In Korean and Japanese with English subtitles. NOT RATED

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140 Minutes
Action thriller
Sunday, August 06, 2017