Wednesday, May 18
Korean Movie Night New York: Premiere Showcase
Inspired by the folk tale “The Story of Hong Gil-dong” (a Korean equivalent of Robin Hood), PHANTOM DETECTIVE is a stylish neo-noir thriller set in the unspecified past. Private investigator Hong Gil-dong (LEE Je-hoon, Architecture 101, Bleak Night) has one goal in life: to find the one-eyed man who murdered his mother and exact revenge on him. It’s been 20 years since he witnessed the murder, and he finally has the culprit’s name: Kim Byung-duk. When he tracks him down to a hut in the countryside, instead of Byung-duk, Gil-dong finds Byung-duk’s two young granddaughters, who will become his unlikeliest sidekicks. As Gil-dong continues his pursuit, he will discover the truth behind his mother’s death and uncover a vast conspiracy. PHANTOM DETECTIVE will be released at AMC Empire (234 W 42nd St) NA Edgewater (339 River Road, Edgewater, NJ 07020) on May 20. It was released in South Korea on May 4.
Wed, May 18 at 7:00pm
Tickets for this screening are free and available at IFC Center’s box office on Wed May 18.
- Country Korea
- Language Korean with English subtitles
- Running Time 125 minutes
- Director Jo Sung-hee
- Cast Lee Je-hoon, Kim Sung-kyun, Park Geun-hyung, Go A-ra