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National Security (2012)

Namyeong-dong 1985 (original title)
On September 4, 1984, democracy movement leader Kim Jong Tae (Park Won Sang) is arrested and taken to an infamous interrogation facility in Namyeong-dong. For the next 22 days, he would be ... See full summary »

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Ji-yeong Jeong (as Ji-Young Chung), Ji-yeong Jeong
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Cast

Credited cast:
Kim Eui-Seong Kim Eui-Seong
Kim Jung-gi Kim Jung-gi
Eui-sung Kim
Cheon-hee Lee Cheon-hee Lee
Kyeong-yeong Lee ... Lee Guen-an
Kyeong-Yeong Lee Kyeong-Yeong Lee ... LEE Doo-han
Seong-kun Mun
Gye-nam Myeong Gye-nam Myeong
Won-sang Park Won-sang Park ... Kim Jong-tae
Won-Sang Park Won-Sang Park ... KIM Jong-tae
Dong-soo Seo Dong-soo Seo ... Biak
Hee-Jin Woo
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On September 4, 1984, democracy movement leader Kim Jong Tae (Park Won Sang) is arrested and taken to an infamous interrogation facility in Namyeong-dong. For the next 22 days, he would be cruelly and continuously tortured in all manners by interrogators intent on forcing him to confess to communist collaboration. Written by anonymous

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Official Sites:

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Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

26 April 2014 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

National Security See more »

Filming Locations:

South Korea

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Aura Pictures See more »
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Limitation of the Torture have been checked- based on true accounts
17 June 2013 | by ajit2106See all my reviews

National Security is unfortunately based on true events. South Koreans have a dark past behind them, and they are terribly good at making movies that leaves traces. National Security is one of those movies.

Most of the action takes place in a room where an innocent man is being tortured. The year is 1984, South Korea is a military regime and the man being tortured is accused of being a communist who tries starting a riot in South Korea. He denies it, and then starts the torture.

Water Torture is never the same again after you've seen what they do to the innocent man in National Security. You get really tired after 1 hour, but the film runs on only more torture. You have got to not leave traces, so for the torture they used are water and electricity. It feels very realistic, where we see a naked man getting a proper water belly.

As with so many other splendid South Korean movies are there, National Security is an important film that thankfully shows progress for the country that will always have a dark shadow hanging over it. This is probably a great film, it is almost not wrong to call National Security a great film, but it is a quality film that is shocking, frightening, very well played and well made. The creeps well below the skin and you will not forget the movie soon.


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