The Age of Shadows 15 (S)

The Age of Shadows

Korean superstars Song Kang-ho, Han Ji-min, and Gong Yoo headline the latest from cutting-edge director Kim Jee woon (The Good, the Bad, the Weird), an epic, nailbiting cloak and dagger thriller about a double agent sent to infiltrate a band of freedom fighters during the Japanese occupation of Korea in the 1920s.

Lee Jung-chool (Gong Yoo) is a Korean who works as a Japanese police officer, charged with exposing the Korean resistance, who he manages to infiltrate. But as he becomes closer with the 'enemy', his mind is clouded by doubts about his dirty work for the occupying forces, his allegiances shift, his employers begin to suspect him, and now he is both the hunter and the hunted...

A stylish tale of shifting loyalties, betrayal and vengeance, this is a thoroughly entertaining film that still managed to shines a light on a dark period of recent Korean history.