National Security (Namyeong-dong 1985)
- South Korea
- 110 min
- Directed by: Ji-yeong Jeong
- Cast: Kim Eui-Seong, Kim Jung-gi, Eui-sung Kim
- Language: Korean
This film is not currently showing in cinemas.
The anatomy of inhumanity.
Set in 1985, this is the true story of a pro-democracy activist who was interrogated and tortured for three weeks by government agents at South Korea’s notorious Namyeong-dong detention centre. With a calm and compassionate style, the director depicts the mechanics of torture, the interrelationships among the captors and their prey, and the prisoner’s desperate efforts to come up with a fake confession that will hold up to scrutiny. Superb performances make this a riveting film.
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