The Age of Shadows

The Age of Shadows

7. 12. 2016 18:45 140 min.   Lucerna Velký sál


South Korea, 2016

Korean with English and Czech subtitles

Director: Kim Jae-woon

Starring: Song Kang-ho, Gong Yoo, Han Ji-min, Shin Sung-rok, Shingo Tsumuri

Distributor: Finecut

Lee Jung-chool (Song Kang-ho) is a Korean police officer working for the Japanese, who is on a mission to reveal a Korean independence group. Korea has been, in fact, more than 15 years under the rule of Japan. As part of the task, he begins to meet up with Woo-jin (Gong Yoo) in his photographic studio which is just a front for Woo-jin’s illegal activity. But once Jung-chool gets to know the resistance group which includes some of his former friends, he begins to doubt the Japanese government and his loyalty. He now faces a crucial question: Should he be the hunter or the hunted?

The Age of Shadows was a great success in South Korea and it was selected as the South Korean candidate for the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film.