IU CINEMA: Jjakpae (The City of Violence)

  • February 8, 2019
  • IU Cinema
  • 1213 E. 7th Street, Bloomington, IN 47405
  • 812-856-CINE
  • 7:00 PM to 8:32 PM
  • Free, but ticketed

Director Ryoo Seung-wan is scheduled to be present.

Ryoo wrote, directed, and starred in The City of Violence, an action film set in a fictionalized version of his hometown of Onyang. The movie opens when a policeman from Seoul returns to his hometown for the funeral of his childhood friend who has just been murdered. The policeman teams up with another old friend’s younger brother (played by Ryoo) to avenge his friends’ death. The film has been lauded for its precisely choreographed and shot fight scenes. Jeong Du-hong, who plays the policeman, is “Korea’s most famous action choreographer/stunt artist” (Kyu Hyun Kim), and this film is a spectacular display of his skills work. In Korean with English subtitles. Contains mature content, including violence, drug references, and strong language.

IU CINEMA: Jjakpae (The City of Violence)