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Korea

Program Title: Joint Security Area
EASC Code: KJ-01
Series Title:
Region/Country: Korea
Language: Korean
Subtitles: English, Chinese
Subject: Movie & TV Drama
Program Type: Feature
Media Type: VHS
Director: Chan-Wook Park
Producer: Eun Lee/Jae-Myung Shim
Release Date: 2002
Running Time: 120 min.
Color or BW: Color
Program Abstract: JSA deals with a mysterious murder case in the armistice village of Panmunjom, where two North Korean soldiers were found dead and one South Korean soldier wounded. With conflicting reports on what happened, a Swiss military officer is sent to conduct an investigation as a neutral party. What makes the film most remarkable are flashbacks that shed light on a heretofore politically taboo topic. As a comment on the changed relationship between the two Koreas, the film elicited positive responses from the South Korean audience and made it the best-selling film of the year. Not Rated. *Contains violence.
Data Entry Date: 4/11/2003