Note: Showtime is 8:30 p.m. Running time is 98 minutes. Tickets are $12 for adults, $11 for seniors and $9.25 for children, available at Fandango. We'll meet at the box office beforehand, and anyone who has trouble finding the venue or the group can call Alby at [masked].
Kim Byung-woo's debut feature, a real-time psychological thriller starring Ha Jung-woo ("The Berlin File," "Nameless Gangster"), has become one of South Korea's 10 highest-grossing movies of the year in only five weeks of release.
Synopsis: When a terrorist bomber takes Seoul into his grip, a disgraced and cynical former news anchor (Ha) seizes the chance to return to the airwaves.
Trailer here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_FSvAQMGNc
Alby's seal of approval: I don't do this often, but I watched the movie last week in New York and am happy to report that it gets my highest rating. It's taut, stripped-down and pulse-pounding, with a stunning performance by Ha Jung-woo.
I'll be driving from and to San Francisco and am willing to take a few others with me, provided they're willing to meet me in FiDi and be among the first to arrive and last to leave. We'll do dinner too, if folks are up for it. See you there!