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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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Cast

Credited cast:
Ye-jin Son ... Ha Chae-yun
Hyun Bin ... Min Tae-gu
Sang-ho Kim ... Ahn Hyuk-soo
Seong-Bong Ahn Seong-Bong Ahn ... Parking lot janitor
Young-nam Jang Young-nam Jang ... Section Chief Han
Shi-Ah Lee Shi-Ah Lee ... Yoo Yeon-joo
Mun-shik Lee ... Team Leader Jung
Joo-Young Lee Joo-Young Lee ... Lee Da-bin
Gwang Jang Gwang Jang ... Hwang Soo-suk
Byung Mo Choi Byung Mo Choi ... Secretary Kong
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 crisis at a dead end. One last call to save lives.

Genres:

Action | Crime | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean | English

Release Date:

19 September 2018 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

The Negotiation See more »

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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(CJ Entertainment)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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A pulsating thriller
6 October 2018 | by ctowyiSee all my reviews

Not since Cold Eyes (2013) have I seen a top tier Korean thriller.

This is one of those movies so dense with information that if you take a break to check your social media, you are going to miss something. In The Negotiation, information that is seemingly unimportant is going to feature like da bomb later. Pay attention!

The two leads are superbly cast. Their character motivations are superbly painted. When all the jigsaw pieces start to fit together... OMG! What elevates it even higher is that 90% of the time both of them are in two locked rooms separated by an ocean (or is it?). The tension is armrest-gripping marvellous. The twists and turns more than a rollercoaster ride. The pace never falters and the ending is satisfying. The motto here is the X-Files maxim "trust no one", not even the police and especially the government.


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