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Pandora (2016)

Pan-dola (original title)
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
Sung-Wook Eo Sung-Wook Eo ... Dae Soo-Won
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
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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:

Pandora See more »

Filming Locations:

South Korea

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Budget:

KRW15,500,000,000 (estimated)
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Jae-hyeok: What a bunch of idiots. They must be crazy!
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Pandora Review: An emotional disaster film which you...SHOULD see!
26 August 2017 | by Prashast_SinghSee all my reviews

Movie: Pandora (12)

Rating: 4.5/5

All know very well that South Korean movies are emotionally very engaging. When I started to watch this disaster-action film PANDORA, I wasn't expecting anything of the grade it went on to transform into. Yes, the trailer raised expectations and I knew what the film would be about, but I didn't know it would be this excellent.

PANDORA is a film which takes some time to build up, but when it does, it doesn't let go of the grip it has on you. I was seriously left spellbound as to what would happen next. Certain scenes are so well filmed that they deserve a standing ovation.

The performances are extremely mindblowing. They hold you very well, especially Kim Nam-gil's performance in the climax. I mustn't forget to mention that I was seriously crying and shedding tears while watching the emotional scenes. After TRAIN TO BUSAN, this is the second South Korean film which made me cry.

The technical aspects are amazing. The cinematography is decent, the visual effects are excellent and the action sequences: simply jaw- dropping.

PANDORA is a film which isn't a must see but indeed a SHOULD see movie.


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