The City of Violence (Jjakpae)
Part of the Korean Cinema Now (And Then) Series
Sunday, January 20, 2008
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Billy Wilder Theater
10899 Wilshire Blvd.
The City of Violence
(2006) Directed by Ryoo Seung-wan
A police detective returning to his hometown for a funeral suddenly finds himself drawn into a nasty conspiracy involving his former schoolmates. Directed by South Korea's "poet of pugilism," this bare-knuckled revenge drama climaxes in a fight-to-the- inner-sanctum showdown of inspired riffs on Bruce Lee and samurai flicks. This new Asian action cinema entry scores a knockout.
Producer: Kim Jung-min, Kang Hye-jeong. Screenwriter: Ryoo Seung-wan, Kim Jeong-min, Lee Won-jae. Cinematographer: Kim Young-cheul. Editor: Nam Na-young.
Cast: Ryoo Seung-wan, Jeong Du-hong, Lee Beom-soo.
Presented in Korean dialogue with English subtitles. 35mm, 91 min.