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The President's Last Bang
(DVD)

DIRECTED BY - Im Sang-soo


Filmmaker Im Sang-soo audaciously recreates the explosive historical events of 1979, when the South Korean president, Park Chung-hee, was assassinated. Baek Yun-shik plays CIA chief Kim, who harbors resentment at the president's dissolute ways, and takes matters into his own hands with the aid of his stooge, Ju (Han Suk-kyu). The sequence of events they unleash drives home the insanity, tragedy, and absurdity of contemporary politics, extrapolating upon history and drawing complex characters from the abstract figures who populate it.

Film Info

RUNTIME - 104 minutes

RATING - Not Rated

YEAR - 2005

COUNTRY - South Korea

LANGUAGE - Korean

SUBTITLES - English

Director

Im Sang-soo

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