Gong Yoo's The Age of Shadows to open in 40 US cities next week
Jut released last week to rave reviews in its home country, hit South Korean action-thriller The Age of Shadows, starring Song Kang Ho, Gong Yoo, and Han Ji Min, will already hit US shores next week, opening in 40 cities across the country, much to the delight of cinephiles and Korean film fans alike. Read on to find out more about the movie, and check out the official trailer of this new Korean hit.
Set in 1920s Seoul and Shanghai, this patriotic action thriller is directed by Kim Jee Woon, who's known for films such as A Tale of Two Sisters (2003), The Good, the Bad, the Weird (2008), and I Saw the Devil (2010). The story revolves around a Japanese-born Korean police officer, played by Song Kang Ho, who works as a double agent for Japan and also for the Korean resistance during Japan's colonial rule. Gong Yoo plays one of the leaders of the group, which is called Uiyeoldan. This patriotic movie will already show in theaters across America, despite it only being released last week in Korea, where it has dominated the box office for the first week since its release, with over 2.3 million attending. The film has also already been submitted for the Academy Awards.
To commemorate its release in the United States, there will be a special event in New York on September 20th and the 21st, with a premier attended by actress Han Ji Min, who starred as one of the resistance fighters against the Japanese. Already having screened at the Venice International Film Festival and Toronto, the film promises to be one worth watching.
The film will be distributed by CJ Entertainment in the US. Check HERE for showtimes in your city.
Poster for the Toronto International Film Festival: