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K-Cinema Screening & Social: The Tower 타워

  • Korean Cultural Center Washington, D.C. 2370 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest Washington, DC, 20008 United States (map)

The Tower 타워

K-Cinema Screening & Social:

Thursdays, Dec. 3 & 17 @ 6:30 pm

Korean Cultural Center Washington, D.C.

2370 Massachusetts Ave. NW

Don't miss the appetizer social at 6 pm!

On Christmas Eve at Tower Sky, a luxury building in central Seoul, residents and VIP guests have gathered for a lavish holiday party -- but disaster is brewing. Single father Lee Dae-ho (Kim Sang-Kyung) is forced to cancel plans with his daughter and work the event, while Yoon-hee (Son Ye-Jin), the building's restaurant manger and secret love of Dae-ho, offers to  help. Meanwhile, veteran fire chief Kang Young-ki (Sol Kyung-Gu) is about to enjoy a quiet date night with his wife. Everyone's calm is suddenly shattered when the party's stunt helicopter collides with the building, setting off a deadly chain reaction. Dae-ho and Young-ki will need all their strength to save the thousands trapped inside.

Director Kim Ji-Hoon's 2013 The Tower set a new standard for visual effects in Korea cinema, with a high-tension disaster film that touches on familiar Korean themes of family and duty. In Korean with English subtitles, 121 minutes. 

 

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