An unknown, deadly virus twists what should have been a peaceful flight into a fight for survival. This dramatic airborne disaster-thriller is one of this year’s biggest box office hits in South-Korea.
Police detective Gu In-Ho has been tasked with investigating a terrorist threat, leaving his wife Hye-yoon to travel by herself for their planned vacation. Meanwhile, Park Jae-hyuk takes his daughter to Hawaii despite his fear of flying. A corpse, killed by an unknown virus, is found in the suspected terrorist’s apartment. Unfortunately, the said suspect has already taken off, in the same plane as Jae-hyuk, his daughter and Hye-yoon. As passengers aboard fall ill, In-ho searches for answers about the virus before it is too late.
In Emergency Declaration director Jae-Rim Han combines airborne claustrophobia with earthbound ethics and politics. The film was first screened out of competition at the Cannes Film Festival. It has since achieved great success in South-Korea.
17. NOV – Intro, Jae-Rim Han
The screening on November 17th is done in collaboration with the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Oslo and is introduced by Jae-Rim Han.
Jae-Rim Han (f. 1975) is a Korean director, writer and producer. He studied film at Seoul Institute of the Arts. His first feature film, Rules of Dating (2005) was awarded the Busan Film Critics Association awards for Best Film and Best New Director. Emergency Declaration is his fifth feature film.
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Original title 비상선언 (Bi-Sang-Seon-Eon)
Country South Korea
Director Jae-Rim Han
Screenplay Jae-Rim Han
Cinematography Lee Mo-gae, Park Jong-chul
Producer Back Chang-ju, Eum Zoo-young, Jae-Rim Han
Cast Song Kang-ho, Lee Byung-hun, Jeon Do-yeon, Kim Nam-gil, Kim So-jin
Production Company Showbox Entertainment, C-JeS Entertainment, Magnum9
Runtime 2h 21m
Genre Action, Drama, Suspense
Age limit 15