06-24 November 2019




Spotlight on Korea
Sang-Geun Lee

South Korea

2019 / 103’ / Korean


Yong-Nam (Cho Jung-seok) was one of the best rock climbers in college but hasn't had much luck elsewhere after graduation. He has no job prospects, still lives at home, and trains to hone his rock climbing skills at the local park, much to the chagrin of regular park dwellers. For his mother's 70th birthday, he insists on having the party at Dream Garden, because his old crush, Eui-Ju (Im Yoon-a from GIRLS’ GENERATION in her first film role) works there as the restaurant manager. But, when a disaster strikes, covering an entire district in Seoul with mysterious toxic gas, the entire party must move to the roof of the building to be helicoptered out, but they soon realize that the entryway to the roof is locked. Yong-Nam must then use his “unique set of skills," with the help of Eui-Ju to get everyone to safety.
EXIT is a zany action comedy, similar in tone to another South Korean smash hit, EXTREME JOB. Local audiences agreed and that translated to boffo box-office for the film, when it was released this past summer in South Korea. EXIT is FREE SOLO meets DIE HARD, but the urban jungle is the middle of Gangnam. But, like FREE SOLO, the action scenes can be vertigo-inducing (and if you are game to see another South Korean film, we also highly recommend VERTIGO, also playing at the Festival).

Friday 15 20:30 - 22:18Regal Dole Cannery 9 add
Sunday 17 20:00 - 21:48Regal Dole Cannery 14 add
Saturday 23 19:30 - 21:18The Waimea Theater add
DirectorSang-Geun Lee.
CastJung-Seok Cho, Yoona Im, Du-Shim Ko, In-Hwan Park and Ji-Young Kim.
CinematographerIl-Yeon Kim.
ProductionBAEK Hyun-Ik.

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