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1987: When the Day Comes (2017)

1987 (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 12 January 2018 (USA)
In 1987 Korea under an oppressive military regime, the unlawful interrogation and death of a college student ignite ordinary citizens to fight for the truth and bring about justice.

Director:

Joon-Hwan Jang

Writer:

Kyung-chan Kim
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Yoon-seok Kim ... Park Cheo-Won
Jung-woo Ha ... Prosecutor Choi Hwan
Hae-Jin Yoo ... Han Byung-Yong (as Hae-jin Yoo)
Tae-ri Kim ... Yeon-Hee
Hee-soon Park ... Detective Jo Han-Kyung
Hee-joon Lee ... Reporter Yoon Sang-Sam (as Hee-jun Lee)
Eui-sung Kim ... Lee Boo-Young
Jong-soo Kim Jong-soo Kim ... Park Jung-Ki
Dal-su Oh ... Journalist
Chang-Seok Ko ... Journalist
Seong-kun Mun ... Jang Se-Dong (as Sung-Keun Moon)
Hyeon Woo Hyeon Woo ... Kang Min-Chang
Woo-jin Jo ... Park Jong-Chul's uncle
Ji-hwan Park Ji-hwan Park ... Detective
Seung-mok Yoo Seung-mok Yoo ... Yoo Jung-Bang
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Storyline

In 1987 Korea, under an oppressive military regime, a college student gets killed during a police interrogation involving torture. Government officials are quick to cover up the death and order the body to be cremated. A prosecutor who is supposed to sign the cremation release, raises questions about a 21-year-old kid dying of a heart attack, and begins looking into the case for the truth. Despite a systematic attempt to silence everyone involved in the case, the truth gets out, causing an eruption of public outrage.

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Taglines:

The truth must be told

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Crazy Credits

Real footage pertinent to the movie is played alongside the closing credits, including protests, and footage of the real people involved in the film's story. See more »

Connections

Spoofs Le Deuxième Souffle (1966) See more »

Soundtracks

Hidden Road - Yeonheui
Performed by Tae-ri Kim & Dong-Won Gang
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Comprision with China
25 August 2018 | by brbull-21857See all my reviews

This is the best reality-adapted movie I've ever seen. The primary reason why I rate this movie so high is that it revives the history. I do hope one day Chinese movie can do the same, young students rallied at street, yelling for democracy. They really care about the future of this nation and shouldn't suffered from the thing happened in June 4th 1989. But Chinese case can not be brackets simply with Korean case, for no student had been jailed and toured for their ideas and thought before the great chaos happened. It's a sentimental movement mishandled by the government. unfortunately, I can't endorse for ccp on what they did in and after the event. no one will forgive that, let alone will forgive a government which covers the truth so hardly and shows no regret.


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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

12 January 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

1987: When the Day Comes See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$53,833,618
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Production Co:

Woojeung Film See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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