Ashfall - London Korean Film Festival

Ashfall - London Korean Film Festival

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  • Wed 11 Nov
  • 128 minutes
  • Director: LEE HAE JUN, KIM BYUNG SEO
  • Cast: LEE BYUNG HUN, HA JUNG WOO, MA DONG SEOK, JEON HYE JIN, BAE SU ZY
  • South Korea (2019)

Synopsis

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The London Korean Film Festival presents a screening of Lee Hae Jun &  Kim Byung Seo's ASHFALL


When Mount Paektu begins triggering tremors and spewing lava, bomb disposal expert (and father-to-be) Jo In-chang (Ha Jung Woo) must break double agent Lee Jun-pyong (Lee

Byung Hun) out of prison in a destabilised North Korea. Recruiting the super spy to help  steal some nuclear warheads, they must set them off beneath the volcano before it takes out the entire peninsula.


Drawing from The Hurt Locker (2009), San Andreas (2015), Shiri (2003), and Armageddon (1998), Kim Byung Seo and Lee Hae Jun's disaster movie knowingly weaves together hardhitting action, against-the-clock thrills, geopolitical espionage and family drama. Ashfall is a big, bold, bomb-astic blockbuster, constantly revelling in its own daftness without ever relaxing its apocalyptic stakes. With its star-studded cast (including. Lee Byung Hun, Ha Jung Woo and Don Lee), relentless pace and some monumental set-pieces, this one goes fully over the top, while also burrowing subversively under it.