DVD RC3 (Codefree DVD-player required), NTSC
Director: Kim Jee Woon
Cast: Song Kang Ho, Gong Yoo, Han Ji Min, Shin Sung Rok, Um Tae Goo, Tsurumi Shingo, Heo Sung Tae, Han Soo Yeon, Seo Young Joo, Joo Seok Tae
Running time: 135 min
Released: 2017 [Korea]
Sub-genre: Spies, Action
Subtitles (removable): English, Traditional Chinese
Features: Anamorphic Widescreen, Dolby Digital 5.1
Distributor: Edko [Hong Kong] 2017
An exciting cat-and-mouse game between a double agent and a resistance fighter unfolds in the spy thriller The Age of Shadows by I Saw the Devil director Kim Jee Woon. Set in the 1920s during the Japanese occupation period, the Warner Bros-produced espionage action film was named the Best Film at the 36th Korean Association of Film Critics Awards, and was even selected as Korea's Oscar candidate for Best Foreign Language Film. After its world premiere at the 73rd Venice International Film Festival, the costume blockbuster was screened at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival. In the spy tale, Gong Yoo (Train to Busan) fights for freedom with fellow independence activists, including Han Ji Min (The Fatal Encounter) and Shin Sung Rok (The King's Face), while being chased by Song Kang Ho's (The Throne) undercover agent and his partner played by Um Tae Goo (Coin Locker Girl), who was crowned Best Supporting Actor at the 53rd Grand Bell Awards. Lee Byung Hun and Park Hee Soon make cameo appearances in the film.
Once a Korean independence activist, Korean-born Japanese police officer Lee Jung Chool (Song Kang Ho) is assigned a mission to infiltrate a Korean resistance group. To collect intelligence about the secret organization, he approaches the leader Kim Woo Jin (Gong Yoo), who poses as an art dealer to conceal his true identity. As he works with his once good friends in the group, Jung Chool becomes increasingly dubious about his mission, and the Japanese government grows suspicious of his loyalty. Now both the hunter and the hunted, Jung Chool is thrown into a dilemma when the freedom fighters plan to bomb the key Japanese facilities in Seoul.