JSA: Joint Security Area
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Director: Park Chan-wook
Presented by: Parkway Theatre & Korean Cultural Center DC
2000, South Korea, 110 minutes, Digital, Not Rated
Language: Korean with English subtitles
An international incident: two North Korean soldiers have been shot in the fortified DMZ that separates the Koreas, and a South Korean soldier (Lee Byung-hun) stands accused. It’s up to an officer from neutral Switzerland (Lee Young-ae) to try to quash an international incident and find the truth, and her investigation touches on the still-bleeding wound of partition. Park employs a deft flashback structure to slowly reveal a particularly Korean tragedy.