May 30, 2003
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Film past event

U.S. premiere.

2002, 138 min., 35mm. Directed by Junji Sakamoto. Written by Haruhiko Arai, based on a story by Eisuke Nakazono. With Koichi Sato, Kim Kabsoo, Kim Byongse, Yoshio Harada and Choi Il-hwa. Print courtesy of Cine Qua Non.

A powerful political thriller based on the unsolved 1973 incident in which the KCIA kidnapped Korean opposition leader Kim Dae-jung from his Tokyo hotel room. In this Korean-Japanese co-production, director Junji Sakamoto depicts a drama of friendship and betrayal involving a Japanese Defense Army officer, a Korean agent, a Japanese journalist and a Korean-Japanese youth hired as Kim’s bodyguard.

  • Friday, May 30, 2003
  • 6:30 pm