1987 : When the Day Comes

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1987: When the Day Comes

protest students' movement democracy military dictatorship historical event student protest communism 1980s democratization movement south korea seoul, south korea

1987 : When the Day Comes

Release Date: December 27, 2017

Year    :   2017
Slogan    :   «The truth must be told.»
Genres    :   Drama, History, Thriller
Production Companies    :   CJ Entertainment, Woojeong Film
Director    :   Jang Joon-hwan
Producers    :   Lee Woo-jeong, Cha Hyun-woo, Jeong Won-chan, Jang Young-hwan, Su Kim
Writers    :   Jang Joon-hwan, Lee Woo-jeong, Kim Kyung-chan, Kim Kyung-chan
RunTime    :   129 mins.
Budget    :   12308000
Revenue    :   49380115

In 1987 Korea, under an oppressive military regime, a college student gets killed during a police interrogation involving torture. Government of officials are quick to cover up the death and order the body to be cremated. A prosecutor who is supposed to sign the cremation release, raises questions about a 21-year-old kid dying of a heart attack, and he begins looking into the case for truth. Despite a systematic attempt to silence everyone involved in the case, the truth gets out, causing an eruption of public outrage.

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