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Pandora (2016)

TV-MA | | 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
Ji Hyun-Joon Ji Hyun-Joon ... Jae-hyeok's older brother
Joon Young Jang Joon Young Jang ... Resident worker
In-gi Jeong ... Firefighter chief (as In-Gi Jung)
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:

Пандора 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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So, nuclear power plant and authorities that just think about themselves...

What could go wrong, right? You have no chance of things blowing up and a catastrophe happening. "Pandora" would like to disagree with you.

The story of the people that work at and live around a nuclear power plant in South Korea, "Pandora" will strike a chord with the viewer, bring a tear to their eyes, and give some food for thought. However, a too long running time and a penchant for cheesy moments drag the story a little bit.

And it is a pity, because the critique of selfish governments, rushed up cover-ups is full of energy and you will fall for the alluring power of the rousing speeches and the incredible images, with a dark and broody atmosphere that permeates every frame.


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