Rent The Age of Shadows (2016)

3.5 of 5 from 144 ratings
2h 15min
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Synopsis:
During the Japanese occupation, a group of freedom fighters smuggle explosives to destroy facilities controlled by the Japanese forces. A group of resistance fighters led by the leader's second in command try to bring in explosives from Shanghai to destroy key Japanese facilities in Seoul. It's a game of cat-and-mouse as it's up to a Korean-born Japanese police officer to infiltrate the resistance at all costs by befriending an antique dealer who's involved in the plot but never exposed.
Actors:
, , , , , , Foster Burden, , , , , , , Soo Yeon Han, Sung-rok Shin, , , Soo-Kwang Lee, Moon-Chul Nam, Soo-Hyun Kwon
Directors:
Producers:
Choi Jeong-hwa
Writers:
Jee-woon Kim
Aka:
Secret Agent
Studio:
Thunderbird Releasing
Genres:
Action & Adventure, Drama, Thrillers
Countries:
Korea, Action & Adventure, Drama, Thrillers
BBFC:
Release Date:
10/07/2017
Run Time:
141 minutes
Languages:
Korean
Subtitles:
English, English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
Colour
BBFC:
Release Date:
10/07/2017
Run Time:
135 minutes
Languages:
Korean
Subtitles:
English, English Hard of Hearing
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B

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Reviews (5) of The Age of Shadows

Exciting filmmaking - The Age of Shadows review by Alphaville

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16/09/2017

Another winner from Kim Jee-woon. This Korean box-office smash has the feel of an epic WW2 French Resistance film, except it’s set in 1928 Korea during the Japanese occupation. Fans of the director will not be disappointed. The prologue alone is a dazzling piece of filmmaking – a rooftop chase as exciting as anything in Crouching Tiger Hidden Tiger but without the wirework.

The plot pitches a resistance group against a sadistic Japanese cop and a conflicted Korean cop. There’s an absorbing air of menace throughout and when the film bursts into action it really moves. An extended tense set piece on a train couldn’t have been bettered by Hitchcock. The award-winning score by Mowg, which accompanies shootouts with everything from electro to Louis Armstrong, is equally exciting. There’s perhaps too much time spent plotting in back rooms but overall this is a film that makes you remember why you love cinema.

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Quality Film - The Age of Shadows review by nm

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29/01/2018

Really enjoyed this. The film is beautifully shot and very atmospheric of the time. It is brutal in parts and cruel. The music score is good too. All in all this is a worthwhile film.

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Engaging story well told. - The Age of Shadows review by TE

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12/02/2018

A genuinely suspenseful film highlighting a period of history that deserves to be better known in the west.

The acting is really strong and the cinematography is excellent.

The character study of the central figure is blended expertly with a good old school tale of espionage and rebellion.

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