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The Age of Shadows (2016)

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Korean resistance fighters smuggle explosives to destroy facilities controlled by Japanese forces in this period action thriller.

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Jee-woon Kim
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Cast

Credited cast:
Byung-Hun Lee ... Jung Chae-San
Kang-ho Song ... Lee Jung-Chool
Yoo Gong ... Kim Woo-Jin
Ji-min Han ... Yun Gye-Soon
Richard Epcar Richard Epcar ... Art Collector (voice)
Kirk Thornton ... Kim Jan-Ok (voice)
Kyle Hebert ... Ludvik (voice)
Greg Chun ... Jo Hwe-Ryung (voice)
Hee-soon Park ... Kim Sang Ho
Kaiji Tang ... Hashimoto (voice)
Michael McConnohie ... Lee Jang-Chool (voice)
Zach Aguilar ... Joo Dung-Sung (voice)
Xander Mobus Xander Mobus ... Jung Che-San (voice)
Sean Chiplock Sean Chiplock ... Kim Woo-Jin (voice)
Chris Hackney ... Heo Chul-Joo (voice)
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Storyline

Set in the late 1920s, The Age of Shadows follows the cat-and-mouse game that unfolds between a group of resistance fighters trying to bring in explosives from Shanghai to destroy key Japanese facilities in Seoul, and Japanese agents trying to stop them. A talented Korean-born Japanese police officer, who was previously in the independence movement himself, is thrown into a dilemma between the demands of his reality and the instinct to support a greater cause. Written by Anthony Mumford

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Taglines:

Friend or foe? Infiltration and deception. Suspicion and betrayal. The enemy lies within. See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

TV-MA | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean | Japanese | Mandarin | English

Release Date:

23 September 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Age of Shadows See more »

Filming Locations:

Seoul, South Korea

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,620,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$165,685, 25 September 2016

Gross USA:

$541,719

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$54,491,162
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Official submission of South Korea for the 'Best Foreign Language Film' category of the 89th Academy Awards in 2017. See more »

Goofs

In the train one of the resistance members open the pocket watch with QUARTZ inscription on dial. Second hand of the watch moves in distinct steps reaffirming they have a quartz movement inside. Quartz watch was not invented in 20s and was not available till late 60s. See more »

Quotes

Jung Chae-San: Even when we fail, we move forward. The failures accrue, and we tread on them to advance to higher ground.
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Soundtracks

Piano Sonata No. 16 in A minor D.845 - Moderato
Written by Franz Schubert
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Enjoyably Thrilling
26 November 2016 | by billygoat1071See all my reviews

Well, that was a lot of fun. The Age of Shadows is a spy thriller that is basically a ticking bomb and once things go wrong, it just gets brutal and chaotic. The set up for these characters and their plot is well put together enough to be engrossing. And the set pieces are just excitingly executed. The film is unafraid of showing something terrible from their consequences. Though there is one point at the third act where I wished the film had ended. It gets to feel a little too long as it goes on, but man, the train sequence alone is one hell of an exercise for suspense. The production is also too impressive and the acting is quite engaging. Overall, it's a dark and brutal, yet quite an edge of your seat cinematic thrill ride.


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