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Duellist the first film of 2011 at the KCC


The theme for January and February at the KCC is period drama, and kicks off this Thursday with Lee Myung-se’s visually stylish romp The Duelist (형사).

Duelist posterTHE 62nd KOREAN FILM NIGHT
At the Korean Cultural Centre UK

Duelist (2005)

7pm, Thursday 27th January

Director: Lee Myung-se
Cast: Kang Dong-won, Ha Ji-won
Genre:Period Drama
Certificate: 12 (UK)
Running Time: 111 mins

The Korean Cultural Centre UK Ground Floor, Grand Buildings 1-3 Strand, London WC2N 5BW

Booking is required, please email [email protected] or call 020 7004 2600 to reserve your place. Admission is free.


The Film

Once upon a time in Korea, the Minister of Defence, Song Pil-joon, gets rid of his political opponents assuming complete control of the armed forces and begins to print counterfeit money. A Detective, Nam-soon, goes undercover with her partner Detective Ahn to investigate the counterfeit money. She discovers that one loyal henchman, Sad Eyes, a beautiful swordsman with a pale, blank face, is covering up Minister Song’s tracks. Nam-soon and Sad Eyes confront each other in a series of duels, tirelessly chasing, being pursued and dodging each other. Each struggles to reconcile the desperate conflict between love and obligation to duty, as they square off to meet their fate in one last duel.

Source: KOFIC

Happy New Year! Korean Film Night 2011 kicks off with a Period Drama series running from January to February. To begin with, the beautifully made ‘Duelist’ will be showing on the 27th January. To reserve your place please rsvp to [email protected] or call +44 (0)20 7004 2600. Admission is free.


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