1987: When the Day Comes

1987: When the Day Comes

1987: When the Day Comes

South Korean historical drama about the June '87 Democracy Movement which begot the end of Chun Doo-hwan's military regime.

The unlawful interrogation and death of university student Park Jong-Chul inspires ordinary citizens to fight for the truth and bring about justice.

2017Rating: M, Mature themes, violence and coarse language129 minsSouth KoreaKorean with English subtitles
DramaTrue Story & BiographyHistoricalWorld Cinema
Director:
Joon-hwan Jang ('Save the Green Planet!', 'Hwayi: A Monster Boy', 'Camellia')
Writer:
Kyung-chan Kim
Cast:
Yun-seok KimJung-woo HaHae-jin YooHee-joon Lee

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Variety

Variety

press

A compelling depiction of how brave individuals from all walks of life mobilised a whole nation to bring a recalcitrant dictator and his henchmen to their knees.

The Age

The Age

press

South Korea's fraught transition from dictatorship to democracy in 1987 is shaped with fictional detail and sometimes excessive melodrama, but as a political thriller Jang Joon-hwan's film has a tense urgency as the resistance slowly turns the tide.

3.0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

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 ...

Variety

Variety

press

A compelling depiction of how brave individuals from all walks of life mobilised a whole nation to bring a recalcitrant dictator and his henchmen to their knees.

The Age

The Age

press

South Korea's fraught transition from dictatorship to democracy in 1987 is shaped with fictional detail and sometimes excessive melodrama, but as a political thriller Jang Joon-hwan's film has a tense urgency as the resistance slowly turns the tide.

3.0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

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 ...

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