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Hwayi: A Monster Boy

Korean Movie Night New York
"Hwayi: A Monster Boy" (2013).

Co-presented by Korean Cultural Service NY and Asia Society

Part of Korean Movie Night New York's Fathers on Screen series (February 9 to March 31, 2015)

U.S. premiere

Hwayi: A Monster Boy
(화이: 괴물을 삼킨 아이 Hwa-i : Goe-mu-rerul-sam-kin-a-I)
Directed by JANG Joon-hwan
Starring: YEO Jin-gu, KIM Yun-seok
2013. South Korea. 125 min. DCP. In Korean with English subtitles.

Ten years after his feature debut with the fantasy thriller SAVE THE GREEN PLANET!, director JANG Joon-hwan has returned with an offbeat crime drama — HWAYI: A MONSTER BOY. A gang of cold-blooded murderous criminals, led by YUN Seok-tae (KIM Yun-seok), has raised a boy Hwa-yi (YEO Jin-gu) they had kidnapped as their own, teaching him all of their know-how and treating him as their communal son. Only when the teenager learns about his past on his first mission does he turn against them and their kind, with increasingly violent, nihilistic, and extremely bloody results.

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Event Details

Tue 24 Feb 2015
6:30pm - 8:40pm

Asia Society, 725 Park Avenue (at East 70 Street), New York, NY

Free admission. First-come, first-served.