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"The New World" Opens on March 22 in North America

2013/03/21 | 730 views |  | Permalink | Source

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A remarkable gangster noir film, "The New World" (2013, Korea), opens on March 22nd. This Korean crime drama, which is influenced by Hong Kong's Infernal Affairs (remade by Hollywood as The Departed), proposes an original take on the genre. It will be released to audiences in 24 North American cities.

"The New World" is about a cop who is caught between his professional duty and the challenges of an undercover mission, struggling to complete his tasks without being revealed as a mole. "The New World" features a great lineup of South Korean stars, including Choi Min-sik ("Old Boy"), who plays the head of the Police department, Lee Jung-jae ("The Housemaid - 2010", "The Thieves") as Lee Joong-Goo, and Hwang Jung-min ("The Unjust", "A Bittersweet Life") who plays Jung Chung.

Synopsis:
Main character, Ja-sung is an undercover police officer, infiltrated by his superiors in Gold Moon, the biggest crime organisation in Korea, to investigate them. After eight years, he gains a significant position as the right-hand of the group's second-in-command leader, Jung Chung, who trusts him with his life. After the sudden and unexpected death of Gold Moon's boss, the group is left in a struggle for power between its two second-in-line leaders, Jung Chung and Lee Joong-Goo, opportunity seized by the police to launch an operation named "The New World", in order to influence the selection process, through relevant information provided by secret agent Ja-sung. After being discovered by the gangster who trusts him the most but then dies, the undercover cop starts to live in a constant fear of being exposed as a mole, but, in the same time, tries to fulfill his duty to his superior, policeman Kang. Experiencing an intense psychological struggle, Ja-sung ends up taking a shocking decision, no one would have expected.

"The New World" has ranked number one at the Korean Box Office for four straight weekends and just surpassed 4 Million admissions. The film is written and directed by Park Hoon-jung, an accomplished and the most promising director; his past works as script writer include: "I Saw the Devil" and "The Unjust" (2010). His newest production has a unique look, thanks to the work of cinematographer Chung Chung-Hoon (Stoker by Park Chan-wook; currently playing in theaters), whose angles and camera movements add a whole other layer to the work.

 

 

March 22

 

NYC
AMC Empire 25
234 West 42nd Street
New York  New York  10036
AMC Loews Bay Terrace 6
211-01 26th Ave
Bayside  New York  11360
AMC Loews Ridgefield Park
75 Challenger Road
Ridgefield Park  New Jersey  07660
LOS ANGELES / SAN DIEGO
AMC Fashion Valley 18
7037 Friars Rd
San Diego  California  92108
CGV Cinemas
621 S Western Ave
Los Angeles  California  90005
La Habra Stadium 16
1351 W Imperial Hwy
La Habra  California  90631
Edwards University Town Center 6
4245 Campus Drive
Irvine  California  92612
SAN FRANCISCO / BAY AREA
Century 20 Daly City & XD
1901 Junipero Serra Blvd
Daly City  California  94015
AMC Cupertino 16
10123 N Wolfe Rd
Cupertino  California  95014
DALLAS
AMC Grapevine Mills 30
3150 Grapevine Mills Parkway
Grapevine  Texas  76051
ATLANTA
Regal Hollywood 24
3265 Northeast Expy
Chamblee  Georgia  30341
AMC Colonial 18
825 Lawrenceville-suwanee Rd
Lawrenceville  Georgia  30043
CHICAGO
AMC Showplace Niles 12
301 Golf Mill Ctr
Niles  Illinois  60714
PHILADELPHIA
AMC 309 Cinema 9
1210 Bethlehem Pike-suite B13
Routes 309 & 63
North Wales  Pennsylvania  19454
HOUSTON
AMC Studio 30
2949 Dunvale
Houston  Texas  77063
WASHINGTON, D.C.
Angelika Mosaic Center
2911 District Ave.
Fairfax  Virginia  22031
SEATTLE
Century Federal Way
2001 S. Commons, The Commons at Federal Way
320th and Hwy 99, Exit 143 off of I-5
Federal Way  Washington  98003
AMC Loews Alderwood Mall 16
18733-33rd Ave. West
Lynwood  Washington  98037
HAWAII
Pearlridge West 16
98-1005 Moanalua Rd.
Aiea  Hawaii  96701
Ward Stadium 16
1044 Auahi St
Honolulu  Hawaii  96814
LAS VEGAS
Century 16 Suncoast
9090 Alta Dr
Las Vegas  Nevada  89144
March 22
TORONTO

Cineplex Odeon Yonge & Dundas
10 Dundas Street East
Toronto  Ontario  M5B 2G9
Cineplex Odeon Sheppard Cinemas
4861 Yonge Street
Toronto  Ontario  M2N 5X2
VANCOUVER
SilverCity Coquitlam & VIP Cinemas
170 Schoolhouse Street
Coquitlam  British Columbia  V3K 4X9
Mar 29, 2013
MONTREAL
Cineplex Odeon Forum Cinemas
2313 St. Catherine St. West
Suite 101
Montréal  Quebec  H3H 1N2

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