If you haven’t yet managed to see the film that launched Park Chan-wook’s career, try this Wednesday at the Prince Charles Cinema (6:45pm on 31 July), courtesy of the Terracotta Film Club.
JSA: JOINT SECURITY AREA: A tense thriller where an incident one night jeopardises the delicately balanced North and South Korean ceasefire agreement. Set on the volatile Demilitarised Zone between the South and the communist North Korea. After a confused incident at night, where both sides open fire at each other, one North Korean soldier is killed and a South Korean soldier is injured. Hoping to avoid an escalation in the crisis, both sides agree to allow neutral Korean-Swiss investigator Sophie Jean (Lee Young-ae) to look into the case. When she discovers discrepancies in the amount of bullets fired from each soldier’s gun that night, and when witnesses try to commit suicide rather than talk to her, Jean realises that the truth behind the shooting is much more explosive. Stars Lee Byung-hun and Song Kang-ho.