The Man Standing NextVIEW EVENT DETAILS
Asia Society Southern California is pleased to partner with the Asian World Film Festival (AWFF) on its screenings of films that have been submitted by Asian countries for Oscar and Golden Globe consideration for Best International Feature Film and Best Motion Picture - Foreign Language, respectively. AWFF aims to assist the filmmakers in their campaigns for award success by promoting their films through screenings and events.
The Man Standing Next
2021 Oscars Submission from South Korea
It is 1979, and South Korea has been under the absolute domination of President Park’s dictatorship for 18 long years. Kim Gyu-pyeong, the director of the Korean Central Intelligence Agency, has asserted his loyalty to the president despite having his doubts about the leader’s intentions. When the former director of the KCIA flees to America with a time-bomb of government secrets, Kim is sent on a mission to stop the truth in its tracks. But as the government’s web of lies continues to be spun, tensions build, alliances crumble, and the once impenetrable leadership must face the fact that all men, no matter how powerful, must die.
- Genre: Political Drama
- Duration: 114 minutes
- Director: WOO Min-ho
- Language(s): Korean, English
- Subtitles: English
- Producer: KIM Won-kuk, KANG Sarah
- Screenwriter: LEE Ji-min, WOO Min-ho
- Principal Cast: LEE Byung-hun, LEE Sung-min, KWAK Do-won, LEE Hee-jun, KIM So-jin
General Admission: $6, 20% off with promo code AWFFASSC
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About Asian World Film Festival:
The Festival is unique in that it predominantly screens international films from Asia submitted for the Academy Awards® and Golden Globes®
The Asian World Film Festival (AWFF), now in its fifth year, brings the best of a broad selection of Asian World cinema to Los Angeles in order to draw greater recognition to the region's wealth of Filmmakers and strengthen ties between the Asian and Hollywood film industries. Uniting through cross-cultural collaboration, the Festival champions films from more than 50 countries across Asia, spanning from Turkey to Japan and from Russia to India. This festival is unique in its concept as it predominantly screens films from countries within the Asian Continent that have been submitted to the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences and to the Golden Globes for Best Foreign Language Film.
About Korean Cultural Center Los Angeles:
Located at 5505 Wilshire Blvd., in the Miracle Mile District, the Korean Cultural Center is the axis of Korean heritage in Los Angeles. The Korean Cultural Center welcomes the general public to experience the rich traditions and history of Korea through specialized programs, sponsored events, and multiple learning resources.
Operated by the Korean government's Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the Korean Cultural Center is dedicated to providing insights into the rich cultural heritage of Korea. We encourage everyone to visit and learn something new about a nation with a history spanning more than 5,000 years.
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