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Ahn Sung-ki’s courtroom thriller Broken Arrow

Though the new year’s holiday box office was dominated by feel-good comedy Dancing Queen, the based-on-a-true-story courtroom thriller Broken Arrow (also called Unbowed) isn’t far behind. The film is gaining a lot of traction based on critical buzz, for the gripping portrayal of a real case that was steeped in controversy. Veteran actor Ahn Sung-ki stars as the defendant in director Jung Ji-young‘s new take on the 2007 Crossbow Terror Incident.

The film is based on a famous case in 2007, involving math professor Kim Kyung-ho, who made a mistake on an entrance exam question at his university, and subsequently lost his job. He sued the school, appealed the decision numerous times, and was shut out by the courts, and so he allegedly attacked the judge with a crossbow, earning him a prison sentence coupled with the entire country labeling him a terrorist. The professor, meanwhile, denied ever shooting an arrow at anyone. It’s a case that’s famous for being a hallmark of unfair legal practices, led by a judge who refuses to give the defense anything resembling a fair trial. The film’s been praised for its critique of the judicial system, as well as the compelling drama that unfolds.

The case sounds interesting, and the poster is strangely compelling — there’s something so disconcerting about a man in a suit holding a crossbow, of all things. One thing I really like about courtroom dramas that are done well is the tight narrative and battle of wits in a confined space, and the trailer promises lots of that, plus some dark humor to boot. This is Ahn Sung-ki’s third collaboration with PD Jung, since 1992’s White War, and also marks Ahn’s 99th(!) entry on his filmography. Damn. The film also stars Park Won-sang (May 18) as the country lawyer who defended the case, Na Young-hee (The Women of Our Home) as the professor’s wife, and Kim Ji-ho (I’m Sorry, Thank You) as an eagle-eyed reporter.

Broken Arrow is in theaters now.

Via Naver

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Dang. This sounds awesome. o_o I'd love to watch it. And I really like the poster.

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wow looks good can't wait

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What a coincidence. I watched May 18 yesterday in class and I fell in love with Ahn Sungki's character. I liked him so much that I started googling him , his filmography, etc. He's a great actor and he totally has such a gentle face! This looks great and I like how it critiques the korean judicial system, which we all know, is unfair.

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I don't need subtitles to tell me I need to watch this O____O

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Interesting indeed.

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This looks good. It shall be put on my list!

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Ohh, interesting! I love courtroom dramas; I hope this gets subbed!

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The movie's plot, poster, and trailer look tense and quite intriguing.
Ahn Sung-ki is such a great actor. He grows on you, and he has one of the kindest smiles ever. I loved him on Win-win. He seems like such a diligent, nice, and honest person. Plus, he can act. I'm glad to hear that his movie is doing well.

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This is just my cup of tea. Everything about this movie is compelling. Like Gwinna said, I hope it gets subbed!

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Interesting, dark humor interests me, equipped w/ a thrill...

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Trailer looks interesting. Would like to see this film soon too since it focuses on the Korean Judicial system which interests me sometimes whenever it is portrayed in Korean Dramas or Movies

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wait, he was fired for making a mistake on the school's entrance exams? what does that mean? He took a test for professorship, but it was found later that he didn't pass? Or that he incorrected graded a student's entrance exam? I'm confused.

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Michelle:
He was one of the professors who wrote the entrance exam, and while they were correcting it, he realized that it was a mistake in the answer (or something like that).

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i just know him .i like his film so much. he looks like a warm and kindness,honest person.
I love his smile.
i watched Win Win too.
I also started googling him , his filmography, etc...

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