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      1987: When the Day Comes

      2017 2h 9m History Drama TRAILER for 1987: When the Day Comes: Trailer 1 List 1987: When the Day Comes: Trailer 1 1987: When the Day Comes: Trailer 1 1:54 1987: When the Day Comes: Teaser Trailer 1987: When the Day Comes: Teaser Trailer 1:37 View more videos
      82% Tomatometer 11 Reviews 67% Audience Score 100+ Ratings In 1987 Korean citizens fight for truth and justice after the interrogation and death of a student. Read More Read Less

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      Maggie Lee Variety A compelling depiction of how brave individuals from all walks of life mobilized a whole nation to bring a recalcitrant dictator and his henchmen to their knees. Jan 12, 2018 Full Review Robert Abele Los Angeles Times here's an admirable dot-connecting quality to "1987," akin to HBO's "The Wire," as it wends from backroom scheming among powerful men to street riots starring an angry public ... Dec 28, 2017 Full Review William Schwartz HanCinema Throughout 1987: When the Day Comes we mostly see Investigator Park through the eyes of his victims- as a crazed psychopath who cannot be stopped and cannot be negotiated with...a fitting metaphor for the South Korean dictatorship as a whole. Feb 19, 2021 Full Review Panos Kotzathanasis Asian Movie Pulse "1987: When The Day Comes" is an impressive production, which includes almost every element of Korean cinema that has made it so popular internationally. However, everything that is bad about the country's movie industry at the moment is here also. Oct 27, 2019 Full Review Richard Yu Cinema Escapist 1987 shys away from the bullet points that historians have recorded in favor of the unremembered individuals whose actions contributed to free elections in South Korea. Jun 2, 2019 Full Review Adam Keller Film Threat 1987 speaks more to our current moment than anything Hollywood is producing. Rated: 5/5 May 21, 2018 Full Review Read all reviews

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      æ³¢ æ 2024年3月5日 23:59:00.1987.黎明到来的那一天.1987.When.the.Day.Comes.2017.KOREAN.1080p.BluRay.x264-WiKi Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/05/24 Full Review Kevin L This is some powerful, affecting stuff from director Jang Joon-hwan and writer Kim Kyung-chan. Based on the uprising that brought democracy to the dictatorship of what would be South Korea, we see the fresh hell that was the reality for these people before the events of this film. Impressive editing and cinematography choices were made as well. The main cast plus dozens of extras could make for a too disjointed, scattershot movie to follow, both the story and the visual presentation of it all. Great dissolve of the student's face underwater to his photo at the funeral/wake in a local church. Standout performances were given by Ha Jung-woo, Yoo Hae-jin, and Kim Tae-ri. But the movie is largely driven by and given much of its intensity and authenticity by Kim Yoon-seok, who brings nothing good with him but further reminders of the reality and enforcement of the blatant inhumanity and blind following of dictatorial governments. The film was a bit hard to follow at times, as there are so many characters in it, along with several scenes of chaos, and the rapid-fire cuts from scene to scene. 3.8 stars Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 07/10/23 Full Review acsdoug D There are so many characters I had trouble keeping track of everyone. I'm also not sure how historically accurate it is. However, this is a fascinating and poignant film with an elevated level of suspense throughout. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 06/15/23 Full Review Tudor Cristian G A wonderful piece of cinematography. Like many other South Korean films, it makes most modern Hollywood productions seem childish. Masterfully acted, with strong character development, to the extent that you can even emphasize with the antagonist. The world is not black and white, and this film goes to great lengths to capture reality's many shades of grey. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/19/22 Full Review Audience Member The best Korean movie. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/13/23 Full Review Audience Member Best movie I have seen this year. It is so real because it's happening in Hong Kong right now. Stand with Hong Kong. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/13/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Movie Info

      Synopsis In 1987 Korean citizens fight for truth and justice after the interrogation and death of a student.
      Director
      Jang Joon-hwan
      Screenwriter
      Kim Gyeong-chan
      Production Co
      Ujeong Film Co., Ltd.
      Genre
      History, Drama
      Original Language
      Korean
      Release Date (Streaming)
      May 15, 2018
      Runtime
      2h 9m
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