K-Cinema at Home: Battle of Jangsari (January 18 – 24)
LocationKorean Cultural Center Virtual 2370 Massachusetts Ave NW,
Wasington, 20008, , US
At a critical point in the Korean War, an inexperienced and ill-equipped battalion of 772 student soldiers led by Captain Lee Myung-Joon (Kim Myung-Min) are given the seemingly impossible task of taking Jangsari beach. The fateful unit's plight captures the interest of American war reporter Marguerite Higgins (Megan Fox), who discovers their mission's true purpose: a mere diversion from the main landing at the strategic port of Incheon. While survival is not a requirement for their success, this unit had no intention of going down without a fight.
Based on actual events, Director Kwak Kyung-taek's Battle of Jangsari (2019) is one of the latest examples of a successful Korean-Hollywood collaboration and is the second installment in a trilogy following 2016's Operation Chromite. It embraces Korean cinema's interest in historical settings, made even more compelling by the true story of these forgotten heroes.
K-Cinema at Home brings great Korean films straight to your home—and into your comfort zone! All screenings are free, but advance registration is required and the number of virtual tickets is limited. To sign up, visit the Film section of the Korean Cultural Center DC website (scroll down). Details on how to access the screening (link and access code) will be emailed directly to each participant the day before the screening.
This film is viewable for one week, from Monday, January 18 until midnight on Sunday, January 24 (EST). Scroll down to RSVP! In Korean with English subtitles; 108 Minutes.