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The Negotiation (2018)

Hyeob-sang (original title)
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An ace crisis negotiator faces off against a cold-blooded hostage taker. Over the course of 21 hours, she attempts to crack his unusually calm demeanor and force him to reveal his motivations.

Director:

Jong-suk Lee (as Jong-Seok Lee)

Writers:

Sung-Hyun Choi, Myeong-chan Park (comic)
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Credited cast:
Son Ye-Jin ... Ha Chae-yun
Hyun Bin ... Min Tae-gu
Sang-ho Kim ... Ahn Hyuk-soo
Lee Joo-Young ... Lee Da-bin
Jang Young-Nam ... Section Chief Han
Lee Shi-Ah Lee Shi-Ah ... Yoo Yeon-joo
Gwang Jang ... Hwang Soo-suk
Byung Mo Choi Byung Mo Choi ... Secretary Kong
Mun-shik Lee ... Team Leader Jung
Ahn Seong-Bong Ahn Seong-Bong ... Parking lot janitor
Soo-Young Park Soo-Young Park ... Section Chief Choi
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An ace crisis negotiator faces off against a cold-blooded hostage taker. Over the course of 21 hours, she attempts to crack his unusually calm demeanor and force him to reveal his motivations.

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hostage | See All (1) »

Taglines:

Hostage crisis at a dead end. One last call to save lives.

Genres:

Action | Crime | Thriller

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Jong-suk Lee's directorial film debut. See more »

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6.5 Stars
14 February 2019 | by FoutainoflifeSee all my reviews

A negotiator, tired of seeing bad outcomes, decides to make a career change but before she can get out, she's called into a special negotiation where her boss is the hostage. This case is more than it seems but will she be able to avoid another bad outcome.

While this wasn't an awful film, it kinda goes haywire after what seemed to be a solid start. I thought the actors all played their roles well but the way that the script is put together had me struggling to keep up with whom did what, where, when, why and how. I had no problems with the effects or the pace. It just felt like there was too much going on.

I did like the film. I thought it was a decent thriller that had a few flaws. There are times when I watch foreign films and I start to wonder if maybe it might have been better had I been able to understand the language or had better subtitles. This might be one of those films. Check it out though. Maybe you can catch something I missed and it might just be the thing that makes this "Just Ok," film into an "Awesome" film.


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Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean | English

Release Date:

19 September 2018 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Seoul, South Korea

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,273, 23 September 2018

Gross USA:

$110,986

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$15,229,193
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(CJ Entertainment) | (Blu-ray)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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