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Joint Security Area
Joint Security Area
8.3
/10
3,546 Ratings

JOINT SECURITY AREA

Gongdong gyeongbi guyeok JSA

Directed by Park Chan-wook
South Korea, 2000
Drama, Thriller, War

Synopsis

Gunfire breaks out in the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea, leaving two North Korean soldiers dead while a South Korean soldier flees to safety. With the peace between the two nations on a knife-edge, it is left to neutral investigator Major Sophie Jean to determine what happened.

Synopsis

Gunfire breaks out in the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea, leaving two North Korean soldiers dead while a South Korean soldier flees to safety. With the peace between the two nations on a knife-edge, it is left to neutral investigator Major Sophie Jean to determine what happened.

Our take

Before he came to international attention for his Vengeance Trilogy, cult auteur Park Chan-wook revealed his talent with this fraught DMZ drama. Comic-book compositions and a crackling energy done right, Joint Security Area tackles the charged subject of the border between North and South Korea.