감시자들 Cold Eyes
CHO UI-SEOK , KIM BYUNG-SEO South Korea, 2013, 119 minutes, digital, Color
Time: 8:45 PM
Cost: $12 (http://bit.ly/1eFd0FS)
The Korean Police Force Special Crime Unit (SCU) tracks high-profile criminals using the most sophisticated surveillance technology, but the real work is accomplished by perseverance and perception. Young Ha Yoon-ju (Han Hyo-joo) wants to be one of the select few, and she seems to have the necessary skills—a photographic memory, for starters. But gruff Chief Hwang Sang-jun (Seol Kyung-gu) needs convincing. When a spectacular bank robbery occurs in broad daylight, the chief relents and puts Yoon-ju on the squad and on the trail of James (Jung Woo-sung), the cold-hearted mastermind who always seems one step ahead of the police.
Like the sudoku puzzles that the chief likes to play, both the heists and the chases in Cold Eyes are elaborately constructed. As Yoon-ju racks her memory for clues, we rewatch crucial scenes over and over and discover that the surprising solution was always hiding in plain sight.—Dave Nuttycombe
In Korean with English subtitles