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Unbowed (부러진 화살)

부러진 화살 (Boo-leo-jin Hwa-sal)

Directed by Chung Ji-young (정지영)

Screenplay by ,

Drama

100min | Release date in South Korea :

Synopsis
The controversial "Unbowed" dramatizes 2007’s Crossbow Terror Incident between a college professor and a judge. Now in his late 60s, director Chung Ji-young emphasizes that he continues to adhere to his awareness of social problems as he did in his heyday of "Nambugun" and "White Badge". Chung’s style as a critical realist also remains unchanged. He uses a documentary touch to track and portray how an honest person’s conviction can be marginalized by mass logic. While the director does not lose his critical stance, he avoids agitation and sentimentality. The characters do not represent good and evil; they are not dogmatically idealized or condemned. Chung knows how to maintain dramatic tension. Ahn Seong-gi plays the professor, creating an impression stronger than expected. In many ways, his performance recalls "Silmido", and his portrayal of private tenacity is first class. The physicality of his silence telegraphs the movie’s theme. Nah Yeong-hee’s realistic performance as his wife, Park Won-sang’s as the lawyer, and Kim Ji-ho’s as a reporter also lend the film increased authenticity. (JEON Chanil)

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  • [HanCinema's Film Review] Korean Weekend Box Office 2012.11.23 ~ 2012.11.25

    2012/11/25,
    HanCinema's Korean Box Office Review (2012.11.23 ~ 2012.11.25) "Breaking Dawn: Part 2" once again struggle to surpass Jo Sung-hee's popular fantasy drama "A Werewolf Boy" as the battle for supernatural supremacy continued at the box office. "A Werewolf Boy" claimed some 550 880 admissions, and only narrowly dodged the big Hollywood hit which itself claimed 468, 965. Still admissions were lower this week with both these two powerhouses attracting half of what the weekend of the 24th bestowed upon them. Jo Sung-hee's film is also on the verge of overtaking "The Dark Knight Rises" as the fourth highest grossing film released in Korea this year. The latest Batman scored 6,396,528 admissions and currently "A Werewolf Boy" has stormed to 6,015,700 since its release at the end of last month,...More
  • [HanCinema's Film Review] "Unbowed": A Man, a Cause, and a Crossbow.

    2012/11/25,
    Film: "Unbowed" Director: Chung Ji-young Stars: Ahn Seong-gi, Park Won-sang, Nah Yeong-hee & Kim Ji-ho Review Score: 4 / 5 Also Try: "The Client", "Children..." or "The Crucible" The Korean justice system has long endured a painful portrait when it comes being represented on the big screen. Korean cinema has generally targeted public authority figures such as corrupt cops and public prosecutors, self-preserving judges and politicians, as well as other devious public authority figures. Chung Ji-young's "Unbowed" follows a determined civilian as he fights his way through Korea's judicial system; only to eventually pick up his crossbow, point an arrow and the nearest judge, and let loose. Ahn Seong-gi plays the accused, the stubborn, self-sacrificing and brilliant professor Kim Kyeong-ho. After diligently pointing out a critical error in his university's math exam, Seong-gi's trys to do the honourable thing in revealing the mistake to the students. However, his efforts are rejected and the faculty decides on keeping the error to themselves. Kim's impeccable character and unquestioning honour does not allow himself to accept their decision, and his defiance ultimately results in legal action against him,...More
  • Korean Films Draw Over 100 Million Viewers This Year

    2012/11/20, Source,
    Korean movies have drawn over 100 million viewers in 2012. The Korean Film Council on Monday said the number of people watching Korean films this year totaled 99.61 million as of Sunday. "Since at least 200,000 people on average watch Korean movies on a weekday, the 100-million mark will be reached on Tuesday", a council spokesman said. The 100-million mark is a milestone in the 93-year history of Korea's movie industry -- although there is still some controversy, the first Korean-made film is considered to be "Loyal Revenge" released in 1919,...More
  • [HanCinema's Film Review] Korean Weekend Box Office 2012.11.09 ~ 2012.11.11

    2012/11/12,
    HanCinema's Korean Box Office Review (2012.11.09 ~ 2012.11.11) Jo Sung-hee's "A Werewolf Boy" enjoyed its second week at the top of the pile as it swiftly overtook "Unbowed" (3,434,694) as the ninth highest grossing Korean film of 2012. Not since "Masquerade"'s opening weekend has a film captured this much of the ticket sales. Its 51.6% (1,333,842) more than doubled its closest rival as Sung-hee's latest pushed on to 3,603,946 admissions. In general the Korea films were slightly in the minority this week, with a few new foreign flicks making their play for the Korean public's interest,...More
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 Produced by
 Chung Ji-young (정지영)
Staff
 Chung Ji-young (정지영)
 Production department
 Lee Dae-il (이대일)
 Production department
 Jeong Sang-hyeop (정상협)
 Directing department
 Kang Min-hee (강민희)
 Script
 Han Hyeon-geun (한현근)
 Production department
 Kim Joon-seok (김준석)
 Music department
 Kim Sang-beom (김상범)
 Editor
 Kim Jae-beom (김재범)
 Editor
Technics
100 min 
Web site
www.unbowed2012.co.k...
Festival(s) & award(s)
Sales or release dates & Box Office
Airing dates : 2012/01/18
South Korean Box Office
Source : www.cine21.com & www.kobis.or.kr
As of 2012.02.3.11 : 3 424 359 admissions (total)
As of 2012.02.3.04 : 3 421 821 admissions (total)
As of 2012.02.26 : 3 401 292 admissions (total)
As of 2012.02.19 : 3 321 616 admissions (total)
As of 2012.02.12 : 3,096,452 admissions (total)
As of 2012.02.05 : 2,642,667 admissions (total)
As of 2012.01.29 : 1,874,318 admissions (total)
As of 2012.01.22 : 477,840 admissions (total)

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