Set in the late 1920s, we follow the cat-and-mouse game that unfolds between a group of resistance fighters trying to bring in explosives from Shanghai to destroy key Japanese facilities in Seoul.
Korean-born Japanese policeman Lee Jung-Chool (Kang-ho Song) is charged with the task of stopping a Korean resistance group fighting against Japanese occupation. While attempting to prevent the resistance from bombing Japanese officials in Seoul, Jung-Chool is slowly torn apart from playing both sides until he can no longer ignore his conscience. ‘The Age of Shadows’ combines Korean historical fiction, thriller action sequences, and noir sensibilities, balancing calculated emotional drama with excitement and suspense.
South Korea 2016 Jee-woon Kim 140m