Film news: Tunnel gets a lightning-quick UK release

So unusual that a movie that was topping the Korean box office less than a month ago (and still is) gets a theatrical release in the UK.

Tunnel (터널)

Director: Kim Seong-Hun, 2016, 127 minutes
Cast: Ha Jung-Woo, Doona Bae, Oh Dal-Su
Based on the novel “Tunnel” by So Jae-Won (2013)

Tunnel still

Jung-soo, the manager of a car dealership, is on his way home from work when suddenly, the tunnel he is driving through collapses, and he is trapped inside. The only thing he can see around him is concrete wreckage, and all he has to sustain himself is 78% of his phone’s battery, two bottles of water, and his daughter’s birthday cake.

With the news of a major tunnel collapse, South Korea is thrown into panic and the government rushes to put together a rescue plan.

Ultimately, the slow rescue effort causes a setback to the construction of a nearly complete tunnel nearby, and public opinion becomes divided over whether to proceed with a rescue effort that seems doomed to fail.

London

Odeon Cinema Kingston
2~8 September: 3:00PM, 5:50PM, 8:50PM

Odeon Cinema Leicester Square Studios
2~8 September: 2:55PM, 5:55PM, 8:50PM

Odeon Cinema Wimbledon
2~8 September: 5:50PM, 8:45PM

Odeon Cinema Swiss Cottage
2~8 September: 8:15PM

Manchester

Odeon Cinema Manchester Printworks
2~3 September: 11:20AM, 2:20PM, 5:20PM, 8:20PM, 11:15PM
4~8 September: 11:20AM, 2:20PM, 5:20PM, 8:20PM

Birmingham

Odeon Cinema Birmingham Broadway Plaza
2~8 September: 9:30PM

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Source: Box Office Mojo
Source: Box Office Mojo

(automatically generated) Read LKL’s review of this event here.

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