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1987: When the Day Comes (2017)

1987 (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 12 January 2018 (USA)
In 1987 Korea under an oppressive military regime, the unlawful interrogation and death of a college student ignite ordinary citizens to fight for the truth and bring about justice.

Director:

Joon-Hwan Jang

Writer:

Kyung-chan Kim
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Yoon-seok Kim ... Park Cheo-Won
Jung-woo Ha ... Prosecutor Choi Hwan
Hae-jin Yoo ... Han Byung-Yong
Tae-ri Kim ... Yeon-Hee
Hee-soon Park ... Detective Jo Han-Kyung
Hee-joon Lee ... Reporter Yoon Sang-Sam (as Hee-jun Lee)
Eui-sung Kim ... Lee Boo-Young
Jong-soo Kim Jong-soo Kim ... Park Jung-Ki
Dal-su Oh ... Journalist
Chang-Seok Ko ... Journalist
Seong-kun Mun ... Jang Se-Dong (as Sung-Keun Moon)
Hyeon Woo Hyeon Woo ... Kang Min-Chang
Woo-jin Jo ... Park Jong-Chul's uncle
Ji-hwan Park Ji-hwan Park ... Detective
Seung-mok Yoo Seung-mok Yoo ... Yoo Jung-Bang
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Storyline

In 1987 Korea, under an oppressive military regime, a college student gets killed during a police interrogation involving torture. Government officials are quick to cover up the death and order the body to be cremated. A prosecutor who is supposed to sign the cremation release, raises questions about a 21-year-old kid dying of a heart attack, and begins looking into the case for the truth. Despite a systematic attempt to silence everyone involved in the case, the truth gets out, causing an eruption of public outrage.

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Taglines:

The truth must be told

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

12 January 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

1987: When the Day Comes See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$53,833,618
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Production Co:

Woojeung Film See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Crazy Credits

Real footage pertinent to the movie is played alongside the closing credits, including protests, and footage of the real people involved in the film's story. See more »

Soundtracks

Counter-Communist Branch of the Police
Composed by Tae-seong Kim
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impressive and explosive
13 February 2019 | by ops-52535See all my reviews

I shall be the first to admit that i dont know much about south korean post korean war - till present day, i do though remember the student uprising that was mentioned in norwegian news, ''crazy punks'' i thought then, but that was then. after watching 1987 that covers the run up for the june struggle ,i have got another insight angle, and do see better what they fought for, that nearly let south korea into a stand still due to protests and general strikes until the regime and president were overthrown.

this is one of the best east asian movies that i have seen. the acting are very convincing, the grave violence and brutal force that the anti commi squad were using were plausible, as where the scenes of grief , sorrow and pain. espescially the screams of the captured victims were gruelling real. there are so many actors, so to accentuate any would be unfair, because the spirit seems to be filled with pride just to be a part of this project.

the cinematography are great, the unbelievable number of locations and setups, and the direction of the crews and extras are impressive.the pace are definately not slow, the narrative story are extremely well told,the plot and timeline are easy to follow, magnificent editing and the make up and bad weather department have extended their limits of their profession..

there have been used a little bit of visual effects,and some real news coverage to fill the base of the story, very well balanced.

the high tension , and the tragic loss of lifes , did really affect me. so if you are gonna watch this flick of 10 stars , do read some political history of south korea in the 1980's before viewing the film 1987, that will enhance the impression of this historical drama. its highly recommended by the grumpy old man.


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