FANTASIA 2016 : A VIOLENT PROSECUTOR (S-KOR- Lee Il-Hyung)

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for Cinetalk.net

Famous for his tough investigations, a short-tempered prosecutor is framed for murder and sentenced to 15 years in prison. Five years later, he meets a good-looking con man and carry out a plan to counterattack on those who framed him.

First-time director Lee Il-Hyung hits the bull’s eye in this engaging  crowd-pleasing little crime-thriller. Sharing similarities with Frank Darabont ‘s  The Shawshank Redemption,  and despite being a tad overlong (126 minutes),   it  mixes comedy and drama with good results.

The film works mainly due to  the chemistry between the two male leads (Hwang Jung-Min has the jailed prosecutor and Gang Dong-Won has the funny con artist) whose sympathetic performances are greatly entertaining.

Fantasia screening: July 26, 5:10 PM (Hall Theatre)

For more info : http://www.fantasiafestival.com/2016/en/

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