Thursday, March 10, 2016

The Assassination (암살) at Pitt's Spring Korean Film Festival, March 16.

The Assassination (암살), the first of two movies showing at the University of Pittsburgh's Department of East Asian Languages & Literatures' annual Spring Korean Film Festival, will play on March 16. The Assassination's official site summarizes the movie starring Jun Ji-Hyun, Lee Jung-jae, and Ha Jung-woo:
Snipers. Marksmen. Hired Guns. Double Agents. A group of exiled rebels are planning a hit on an Army Commander in Japanese-occupied Korea, but the only killer for the job is in prison. Now, the Resistance must devise a jailbreak, escape a hitman...and discover which of them is a traitor.
An August 2015 New York Times review praises the cinematography but notes:
Brimming with characters — many in near-identical military garb — and bristling with double crosses, this unnecessarily lengthy homage to resistance chooses breadth over depth at every turn.
The movie will play in 4130 Posvar Hall (map) from 4:00 to 7:00 pm and is free and open to the public.