The Show Must Go On
South Korean film noir from one the country’s biggest directors.
The Show Must Go On centers on the middle age Kang In-Goo, played by Song Kang-Ho who many will know from Parasite. In-Goo is a member of a criminal organization, but worries about his family’s future and therefore wishes to pull out and get a bigger house for his family. The only thing that remains is one last job before retirement. But, what In-Goo does not know, is that there are darker forces within the organization that wants to have him removed. The film, which works within the film noir genre, won the award for best film and best actor at the Blue Dragon Film Awards, South Korea’s answer to the Amanda Award.
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 우아한 세계 (Uahan segye)
Country South Korea
Director Jae-Rim Han
Screenplay Jae-Rim Han
Cinematography Park Yong-soo
Cast Song Kang-ho, Oh Dal-su, Yoon Je-moon, Choi Il-hwa, Park Ji-young.
Distribution Lotte Entertainment
Runtime 1h 52m
Genre Drama, Action
Age limit 15