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K-Cinema: A Violent Prosecutor

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

A Violent Prosecutor


K-Cinema Screening & Social:

Thursdays, April 13 & 27 @ 6:30 pm

Korean Cultural Center Washington, D.C.

2370 Massachusetts Ave. NW

Appetizer reception & social at 6pm! 

Byun Jae-wook (Hwang Jung-min) is a hotheaded prosecutor, respected for his dogged pursuit of the truth and notorious for his aggressive investigations. When a small-time criminal he interrogated is found dead, all evidence points to Jae-wook, who receives a 15-year sentence. Five years on, Jae-wook practically runs the prison from inside when he meets a young fraudster, Chi-won (Kang Dong-won), with information about Jae-wook's botched case. The unlikely partners devise a scheme to free them both, but can they trust one another long enough to make their case?

Screened at the Fantasia International Film Festival, New York Asian Film Festival, London Korean Film Festival, Frankfurt Korean Film Festival, and Shanghai International Film Festival, director Lee Il-hyung's A Violent Prosecutor (2016) is a prime example of the modern Korean crime film, with a comedy twist and two of the industry's hottest actors. 

In Korean with English subtitles, 126 min. For mature audiences.