LKFF 2017: New World

New World Director: Park Hoon-jung Writer: Park Hoon-jung Producer: Kim Woo-taek Cast: Lee Jung-jae, Choi Min-sik, Hwang Jung-min Production Company: Sanai Pictures International Sales: Contents Panda UK Distributor: Eureka Entertainment Crime, Drama / 2013 / 134 min / Cert. 18 / DCP / Color

The second directorial feature from Park Hoon-jung, the screenwriter behind The Unjust and I Saw the Devil. A noirish gangster epic in which undercover cops and corrupt policemen plot from the shadows to gain control of Korea’s biggest crime syndicate, Goldmoon, when its CEO is killed in a suspicious car accident. With a succession crisis mounting, police chief Kang (Choi Min-sik) launches “Operation New World” in which he hopes to manoeuvre his long-term undercover agent, Lee Ja-sung (Lee Jung-jae), into the top spot by taking out the two main factions led by flashy gangster Jung Chang (Hwang Jun-min) and the unscrupulous Lee Joong-gu (Park Sung-woong).

Club and Group screenings

Sun 29th Oct 20.45 Ad Free: No advertisements will play ahead of this screening. You are recommended to arrive promptly. London Korean Film Festival 2017.

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