2000 / 110 min. / R
Director: Park Chan-Wook
Cast: Yeong-ae Lee, Byung-Hun Lee, Kang-ho Song

Eastern Promises: Park Chan-Wook’s JOINT SECURITY AREA

From the master auteur who changed your life with Oldboy and his vengeance trilogy, Eastern Promises is excited to present Park Chan Wook’s masterful and tragic political thriller, Joint Security Area, aka, J.S.A.

Come celebrate the new year and join us screen Joint Security Area at the Royal Cinema on January 4.

Doors 7:30pm
Show 8:00pm

“J.S.A. tells the fictional story of a shooting at the “Joint Security Area” on the border between the two Koreas, an incident allegedly perpetrated by a South Korean soldier, that has left two North Korean soldiers dead and another seriously wounded. The Neutral Nations Supervisory Commission sends in a Swiss Army officer of Korean descent, Major Sophie Jang, to investigate. After interviewing participants on both sides of the incident and hearing conflicting accounts of what happened, Jang quickly realizes that nothing is what it seems. But who is lying and why? Without giving too much of the plot away, Park gradually leads viewers to realize that what both sides are trying to cover up is nothing more harmful than friendship, which pushes the story in directions both ironic and tragic.” – Michael Gloversmith (White City Cinema)

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