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K-Cinema: The Himalayas

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

The Himalayas


K-Cinema Screening & Social:

Thursdays, March 16 6:30 pm

Korean Cultural Center Washington, D.C.

2370 Massachusetts Ave. NW

Following a grueling climb up Kanchenjunga, Hong-gil (Hwang Jung-min) and Mu-taek (Jung Woo) become fast friends and partners. They reach the peak of their career s scaling the Himalayas, but at a price: both injured, and Hong-gil compelled to retire. Years later, Hong-gil is a renowned lecturer, as Mu-taek decides to conquer Everest. When Mu-taek goes missing, Hong-gil blames himself. He decides to put together a team to recover what he can from the doomed expedition. Despite warnings and his better judgement, Hong-gil sets out his most treacherous climb yet.

Based on a true story, director Lee Suk-hoon's 2015 adventure drama The Himalayas touched audiences with its themes of loyalty and overcoming adversity, also earning Ra Mi-ran the Best Supporting Actress award at the PaekSang Arts Awards. 

In Korean with English subtitles, 124 minutes.