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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:
Kim Yoon-seok ... Park Cheo-Won
Jung-woo Ha ... Prosecutor Choi Hwan
Hae-Jin Yoo ... Han Byung-Yong (as Hae-jin Yoo)
Kim Tae-ri ... 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)
Woo Hyeon ... 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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Did You Know?

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 »

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The Funeral
Composed by Tae-seong Kim
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Amazing from start to finish
9 June 2019 | by samanthabrletichSee all my reviews

Amazing film! One of the best films I have seen in a while. The film starts with a simple plot and a web of characters and a subplot develops. The direction of the camera and the pauses to show names (similar to kill bill) adds a bit of humor. The beginning of the movie has a lot of humor but slowly fades and transitions into the heart of the movie. The slower introduction of characters helps build the story. I would like to see more background on some characters as that tends to be revealed in different parts of the movie.


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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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Company Credits

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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