Join us for a special screening of Assassination (2016) followed by a conversation with director Choi Dong-hoon on Monday, October 9, 2017 at 4 p.m. in the Cloobeck Screening Room, Digital Media Arts Center. Seating is first come.
Attend a screening of the South Korean blockbuster film Assassination (2015) written and directed by Choi Dong-hoon. This screening is organized as part of FS 353/443/543 Korean Cinema Today class but everyone is welcome to attend. The screening will start at 4 p.m. in the Cloobeck Screening Room followed by a Q&A with the director and a reception at the DMAC conference room.
This screening is organized as part of FS 353/443/543 Korean Cinema Today class but everyone is welcome to attend and meet with director Choi Dong-hoon. The screening will start at 4 p.m. followed by a Q&A with the director and a reception at the DMAC conference room. We will screen Choi’s blockbuster film Assassination (2015) which became the fourth-highest-grossing domestic film of all time in South Korea.
About Director Choi Dong-hoon:
Choi Dong-hoon started his film career as assistant director to Im Sang-soo in 2000. He wrote and directed his first feature film The Big Swindle (2004) which received both critical acclaim and box office success. Since then, he has written and directed four feature films—Tazza: The High Rollers (2006), Jeon Woo-chi: the Taoist Wizard (2009), The Thieves (2012) and Assassination (2015)— all of which became blockbuster hits in South Korea. Choi is one of the most commercially successful filmmaker in Korea. As the name of his own production company Caper Film suggests, Choi has written and directed mostly action crime dramas.
About the film Assassination:
Assassination became the fourth-highest-grossing domestic film of all time in South Korea selling well over 12.7 million tickets. An espionage action film set during Korea’s Japanese colonial era, the film features a group of Korean resistance fighters in China who are planning to assassinate a highly ranked Japanese officer.
Yeom Seok-Jin (Lee Jung-Jae) is an agent from the interim government. He plans out the assassination plot and gives order to An Ok-Yoon (Gianna Jun). An Ok-Yoon is a deadly sniper and she works with Soksapo (Cho Jin-Woong) and Hwang Deok-Sam (Choi Duk-Moon). She takes on the mission due to her strong desire to see Korea’s independence. Meanwhile, Hawaii Pistol (Ha Jung-Woo) is a contract killer. He and his partner Younggam (Oh Dal-Su) are hired to take out An Ok-Yoon and her assassination team. Running time 139 min.
** We thank the Korean Cultural Center Los Angeles for sponsoring the filmmaker visit.