Closing Film 2016

Age of Shadows, a wonderful cinematic tour de force from Republic of Korea.

The Age of Shadows 139 mins

The Age of Shadows

South Korea Korean, Japanese, Mandarin, English 2016 140 min Colour Gala Screening - Indian Premiere

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Director by Kim Jee Woon

Kim Jee-woon is one of Korea's greatest film stylists, whose innovative take on film genres has brought him worldwide acclaim . His debut The Quiet Family ingeniously fused horror and comedy in a film that skirts the boundaries of commercial cinema. The Foul King, about a harassed banker who takes up pro wrestling in his spare time, was the film that made a star out of Song Kangho. With its stunning visuals and challenging story, A Tale of Two Sisters is recognized as one of the most influential Korean horror films ever. This was followed up by the elegant, brutal noir A Bittersweet Life, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival.

About Movie

In the 1920s, when Korea has fallen under Japanese rule. Lee Jung-chool, a Korean police captain in the Japanese police force, is given a special mission to infiltrate the armed resistance fighting for Korean independence. He approaches Kim Woo-jin, a leader of the resistance. These two men who stand on opposite sides of their historical era, each knowing the identity and intentions of the other, become close without revealing their inner thoughts. Meanwhile intelligence is being leaked on both sides, and no one knows who the informants are. Members of the resistance meet in Shanghai to obtain explosives that will be used to destroy facilities of the Japanese headquarters in Seoul, while the Japanese police follow them and gather in Shanghai. The pursued and the pursuers, locked in an operation where each side uses the other and is thrown into a confusion of secret enmity and conciliation. Meanwhile, a train carrying explosives passes the border and heads towards Seoul.

Cast and Crew


Kim Jee woon


Grimm Pictures and Warner Bros


Song Kang-Ho, Gong Yoo, Han Ji-Min, Shingo Tsurumi, Um Tae Goo, Shin Sung-Rok, Lee Byung-Hun, Park Hee-Soon


Kim Ji yong


Yang Jin mo


Kim Jee- woon