Broken(방황하는 칼날 Bang-hwang-ha-neun Kal-nal)

Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at 6:30PM

Asia Society
(725 Park Avenue at 70th Street, NYC)

North American Premiere,
LEE Jeong-ho, 2014, 122 min.


KOREAN CULTURAL SERVICE NY and ASIA SOCIETY
announce a new partnership and the first series schedule for

 
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Screenings at
Asia Society
725 Park Avenue at 70th Street
New York City


Korean Cultural Service NY, a branch of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MCST) of the Republic of Korea, and Asia Society are proud to announce a new partnership to co-present the popular year-long film series Korean Movie Night New York (KMN). Since its inception in 2010, KMN has presented regular, twice a month screenings that introduce a full spectrum of contemporary and classic Korean cinema to New York audiences, including popular blockbusters, independent films, documentaries, animation, and children's films. 

The new partnership will begin with the series Fathers on Screen, which will explore the image of Korean father figures, both positive and negative, as they have been shaped by the cultural and socio-economic conditions in contemporary Korea: a hard-working, devoted family man in ODE TO MY FATHER, an authoritarian and cold blooded murderer in HWAYI: A MONSTER BOY, a vengeful vigilante in BROKEN, and a heroic ex firefighter forced to commit non-heroic acts in GUARDIAN. In all four films, which include three contemporary thrillers, fathers are pushed to extremes by various forces. As these otherwise ordinary men struggle to protect their families and live up to society's expectations of manhood, they are propelled by circumstances into taking extraordinary action and making morally ambiguous decisions. 

All upcoming screenings will take place at Asia Society, 725 Park Avenue at 70th Street, New York City. All events are free admission, first come, first served. For information, call 212-517-2742. 

For stills and screeners, please contact Jean Jo (212) 759-9550 (ext. 207) or jjo@Koreanculture.org or Elaine Merguerian at 212-327-9313 or elainem@asiasociety.org. 

Schedule for Fathers on Screen series (February 9 - March 31, 2015) follows. Korean Movie Night Screenings in April and onwards shall be announced later and can.


Broken(방황하는 칼날 Bang-hwang-ha-neun Kal-nal)

Directed by LEE Jeong-ho
Starring: JUNG Jae-young, LEE Sung-min
2014. South Korea. 122 min. DCP. In Korean with English subtitles. 
Tuesday, March 17, 2015, 6:30 PM

An adaptation of the Japanese novel The Hovering Blade by Keigo Higashino (Into the White Night), BROKEN is an emotional revenge thriller about a widowed father (JUNG Jae-young) who takes the law into his own hands, as he hunts down the fugitives who had raped and killed his daughter, while on the run from the cops. JUNG Jae-young (starring in CONFESSION OF MURDER, THE FATAL ENCOUNTER) gives a powerhouse performance as the father, making BROKEN unique among recent crop of Korean thrillers as “a gripping portrait of a father's grief” (L.A. Times).

Miro Yoon