London Korean Film Festival: A Hard Day

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Driving home after his mother’s funeral, special crimes detective, Gun-su, is startled when someone jumps out in front of him onto the road. With no time to avoid the person Gun-su runs them down. A cop causing a person’s death, even accidentally, is not going to end well for anyone so in a panic Gun-su comes up with a plan to hide the body in in his mother’s coffin. A few days pass and it looks as if he was gotten off scot-free until he receives an anonymous call from someone who witnessed everything. However this witness/wannabe blackmailer does not want money but wants to know the location of the body. Gun-su problems escalate when the hit and run pops up on the police database with his partner being assigned the case. Gun-su has to juggle the blackmailer’s demands, stopping his partner from solving the case and staying alive as each attempt to cover up his crime becomes more and more dangerous.

A Hard Day is Korea’s most suspenseful thriller of the year drawing huge crowds in its native Korea and praise in the Director’s Fortnight at the Cannes Film Festival this year. The film is the director’s second film after debuting in 2006 with How the Lack of Love Affects Two Men a thoroughly different type of film but holds the running theme of blackmail. Taking the lead is actor Lee Sung-kyun who first made a name for himself as the star of the Rocky Horror Picture Show musical before wowing audiences in a number of successful comedies and Hong Sang-soo films.

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Date: Sunday 9th November 14:00
Venue: London Odeon West End

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