Sea Fog • 해무
Tuesday Sep 22 07:30 PM
Thursday Sep 24 01:00 PM
Wednesday Sep 30 01:00 PM
Doris Duke Theatre
Museum members: $8.00
General Admission: $10.00
About the Film:
Part of Seoul Cinema 2015
Directed by Shim Sung Bo. South Korea. 2014. 111 min. Korean with English Subtitles.
A thriller set on the high seas, Sea Fog is based on the 2007 stage play of the same name, which in turn was based on a ripped-from-the-headlines tragedy. Co-scripted by South Korean genre-movie guru Bong Joon Ho (The Host, Snowpiercer), the film has the look of a fantasy epic, while taking on issues—economic inequality and human trafficking—that couldn’t be more timely or pressing. Kang (Kim Yun Seok), a longtime captain of the decrepit Junjin, is disheartened to learn that his ship has been sold by its owner, leaving Kang's entire crew in danger of losing their livelihood. Swallowing his pride, Kang pays a visit to Yeo, a human trafficking broker, and decides to take on the dangerous job of smuggling illegal migrants from China into South Korea. When the Junjin arrives at the pickup point, a violent storm forces the boat to stall in the open waters, inevitably pitting Kang's crew against the migrants. As tension and unrest spread throughout the Junjin, a dense fog envelops the boat, and tragedy unfolds. Sea Fog marks the big-screen debut of K-pop singer Park Yoochun and was the South Korean entry for the Best Foreign Language Film for the 2015 Academy Awards. It also won the Halekulani Golden Orchid Award for Best Narrative Feature at Hawaii International Film Festival.
See the trailer.
Read the Hollywood Reporter review.
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