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.
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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