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.
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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