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Pandora (2016)

Not Rated | | Action, Drama | 2017 (USA)
The explosion of a nuclear power plant caused by an earthquake leads to a disaster which no one other than its workers can stop from spreading further.

Director:

Jong-woo Park

Writer:

Jung-Woo Park
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Cast

Credited cast:
Do-bin Baek ... Rescue team chief
Seung-Hoon Choi Seung-Hoon Choi ... Young Jae-hyeok
Bae Gang-Yoo Bae Gang-Yoo ... Min-jae
Kim Gun Kim Gun ... Young Kil-sub
Kim Han-Jong Kim Han-Jong ... Jin-taek
Kwon Hong-Suk Kwon Hong-Suk ... Presidential spokesperson
Joon Young Jang Joon Young Jang ... Resident worker
In-gi Jeong ... Firefighter chief (as In-Gi Jung)
Hyun-Joon Ji Hyun-Joon Ji ... Jae-hyeok's older brother
Hong Ji-Young Hong Ji-Young ... Female patient
Deok-hyeon Jo Deok-hyeon Jo ... Institute of Nuclear Safety director
Han-chul Jo ... CEO of Simwon E&C
Jin-mo Joo Jin-mo Joo ... Public administration minister
Suk-Tae Joo Suk-Tae Joo ... Firefighter 1
Kim Joo-Hyun Kim Joo-Hyun ... Yeon-joo
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Storyline

Jae-Hyeok (Kim Nam-Gil) lives with his mother (Kim Young-Ae), his sister-in-law (Moon Jeong-Hee) and nephew Min-Jae (Bae Gang-Yoo) in a small Korean town. He is dating Yeon-Joo (Kim Joo-Hyun), while working at the local nuclear power plant. Meanwhile, Pyung-Sub (Jung Jin-Young) works at the same nuclear power plant. He is worried about conditions there, but nobody in the government listens to him. An earthquake strikes the small town where Jae-Hyeok lives and causes explosions at the nuclear power plant. The situation quickly spirals out of control, leading the entire nation to panic. To prevent another nuclear disaster, Jae-Hyeok and his co-workers return to the nuclear power plant.

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We knew this day would come

Genres:

Action | Drama

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Official Sites:

Official Netflix Site

Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Πανδώρα See more »

Filming Locations:

South Korea

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Budget:

KRW 15,500,000,000 (estimated)
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Quotes

Jae-hyeok: What a bunch of idiots. They must be crazy!
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Overlong but entertaining disaster film from Korea
9 March 2019 | by Wizard-8See all my reviews

It always amazes me that Korean filmmakers are able to make Hollywood-style genre movies on a fraction of a budget that Hollywood movies typically have. (Canadian filmmakers, take note!) "Pandora" takes on the disaster movie genre, and for the most part it does it pretty well. The movie looks very slick and expensive, having a wide scope that doesn't feel the least bit phony or stage bound. There is a lot of tension and excitement as well. Also, the human characters are written very well, showing them to be flawed but sympathetic individuals with a lot of depth. I will admit, however, that in the last part of the movie they do get kind of overblown with feelings of duty and nobility to one's country, and that gets the movie to be somewhat sappy. Another problem is that at over 135 minutes, the movie is too long for its own good, and as a result has some very slow spots. But I admit that despite the overlength of the movie, I was never bored at any moment. Definitely recommended, but some viewers might want to wait to watch it until they are in a somewhat more patient mood.


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