Most Anticipated Korean Films of 2016

4. Tunnel
Dir: Kim Seong-hun (A Hard Day, 2014)
Cast: Ha Jung-woo (The Yellow Sea, 2010), Bae Doo-na (Cloud Atlas, 2012), Oh Dal-su (Veteran)
Production: Another Sunday Co.
Distribution: Showbox
Filming Dates: 2015-11-10 ~
Status: Filming
Genre: Drama, Thriller

Plot: On his way home from work, a man is trapped when a tunnel collapses over him. His wife and a rescue try everything to get him out.

What to expect: After the terrific pitch black comedy-thriller A Hard Day, Kim Seong-hun has managed to assemble a very impressive cast for his latest, a disaster film with heavy social overtones. Cost-cutting, corruption and poor safety regulations have led to many horrific collapses in Korea, and the country is still reeling from the Sewol Ferry disaster. It will be very interesting to see if this can combine big genre filmmaking and social issues. 

When can we see it? Showbox’s lineup is on the light side this year so this may be their major summer release. Time will tell.

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