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In the Absence (2018)

Documents the sinking of a South Korean Ferry. As a result of the ineptitude of the first response to the emerging situation, hundreds of people, mostly children lost their lives

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Seung-jun Yi
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Documents the sinking of a South Korean Ferry. As a result of the ineptitude of the first response to the emerging situation, hundreds of people, mostly children lost their lives

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South Korea | USA

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Korean

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9 November 2018 (USA) See more »

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Bujaeui gieok See more »

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In the Absence of good judgment
31 January 2020 | by rasn1995See all my reviews

When you're witnessing a tragedy on the making and the first thing you order is to put cameras to record footage from the inside you know there's no hope. From the perspective of the movie it could've been so simpler, with plenty of time to get out of the ferry... But there's still hope because of people like Jeon Gwang-Geun, whose heroic acts brought peace and a chance to bury their children to dozens of families.


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