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Assassination

(Choi Dog Hoon, 2015, 140 min, South Korea, in Korean w/ English subtitles, Color, Blu-Ray)

Introduced by Prof. Nayoung Aimee Kwon (AMES)!

assassination_2015_movie_posterAssassination was the highest grossing film in 2015 and the eighth all-time highest grossing film in Korean cinema.The film is set during the Japanese occupation of the country in the 1930s, and tells the tale of a team of resistance fighters. A sniper named Ahn Ok-yun, a gun smuggler and graduate of the Independence Military School named Sok-sapo, and explosives specialist Hwang Deok-sam are tasked with the assassination of the governor of Gyeongseong and Kang In-gook, a Korean mogul who is pro-Japanese. However, Yeom Seok-jin, who is supposedly a comrade, seems to have ties with the enemy, and employs two contract killers, Hawaii Pistol and Younggam to deal with the aforementioned. Things become even more complicated when Ahn Ok-yun’s twin sister appears.

For more information please see

http://ami.duke.edu/events/archive/2016/11/15/screen-society-cine-east-east-asian-cinema-assassination