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A HARD DAY Unclassified 18+

Accent on Asia | Feature
D Kim Song-hun | South Korea, 2014
L Korean
Tags: Australian Premiere, Black Comedy, Crime, Drama, Screened at Cannes
 

"Intelligently and skilfully crafted … an exhilarating Korean thriller full of suspense and amusement." – Screen

Driving home at night from his mother's funeral, homicide detective Gun-su accidentally hits and kills a man. Panicked, he decides to cover up the incident. Big mistake. What starts as a hard day turns into a fraught fortnight as he devises ever more crazy ways to cover up the event.

With a script that delivers clever plot turns, black humour, maximum tension and flashes of social satire, as well as tight editing, a driving, percussive soundtrack and an endearing performance by Lee Sun-kyun (also seen in Our Sunhi, MIFF 2014) as the dodgy cop, this a classy achievement for director Kim Song-hun in only his second feature.

"One of the best pieces of genre filmmaking to emerge in Korea in half a decade." – Twitch

D/S Kim Song-hun P Cha Ji-hyun, Billy Acumen WS Showbox L Korean w/English subtitles TD DCP/2014

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