Starring: Ahn Seong-Gi, Kim Sang-Kyung, Lee Yo-Won, Lee Jun-Ki
Director: Kim Ji-Hun
Studio: CJ Entertainment
Rating: 12 +
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About This DVD
Min-woo leads a relatively peaceful life with his younger brother ? until the day the soldiers go on the rampage against the citizens. The citizens form a militia determined to protect their loved ones, and Min-woo finds himself in the middle of it all...
"May 18" demonstrates the power of cinema as it halts the inevitable passage of time with its clutch on the immortal spirit of its characters. Depicting the harrowing events of the 1980 Gwangju Democratization Movement, the film paints a colorful portrait of life during the fateful period and painfully evokes a fading scar in modern history. It pays homage to the unnamed men, women and children whose lives were forever altered by the turmoil.
The film does not translate political messages, but shows that peaceful democracy has a price and speaks of the universal values of love and camaraderie: How, in the face of a force that threatens their loved ones, ordinary men and women fearlessly transform into epic heroes.
Soldiers and civilians, though bound by common patriotic values, are forced to stand on opposing sides. A chilling massacre unfolds while the national anthem blazes in the background. The soldiers are evil machines of a militant power, but not inherently diabolic: Dispatched just after hell camp, the hot-blooded men are hostile and irrational.
Devoid of illusive cinematographic effects or complicated narrative ploys, ``May 18'' is pure drama captured from a naked camera lens. Its core strengths derive from amiable characters, inspired by real-life victims and played by veteran actors, and cleverly crisscrossed relationships.
|Audio Format:||DD 2.0, DD 5.1|
|Video Format:||Widescreen 2.35:1 (Anamorphic)|
3 DVD Box + 32P Photo Book+ Post Card Set
- Audio Commentary by Director & Casts
- Making of Film
- Interviews with Casts
- Production Design
- Deleted Scenes
- Visual Effects
- Poster Shooting Scenes
- Premiere Scenes
- Music Video
- Special Documentary about May18 Revolution
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