1987: When the Day Comes

1987: When the Day Comes

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South Korean historical drama about the June '87 Democracy Movement which begot the end of Chun Doo-hwan's military regime. More

The unlawful interrogation and death of university student Park Jong-Chul inspires ordinary citizens to fight for the truth and bring about justice.

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2017Rating: M, Violence, offensive language & content that may disturb129 minsSouth KoreaKorean with English subtitles
DramaTrue Story & BiographyHistoricalWorld Cinema
Director:
Joon-hwan Jang ('Save the Green Planet!', 'Hwayi: A Monster Boy', 'Camellia')
Writer:
Kyung-chan Kim
Cast:
Yun-seok KimJung-woo HaHae-jin YooTae Ri KimHee-Soon ParkHee-joon Lee

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1987: When the Day Comes | Reviews

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Variety

Variety

A compelling depiction of how brave individuals from all walks of life mobilised a whole nation to bring a recalcitrant dictator and his henchmen to their knees.

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The Age

The Age

South Korea's fraught transition from dictatorship to democracy in 1987 is shaped with fictional detail and sometimes excessive melodrama, but as a political thriller Jang Joon-hwan's film has a tense urgency as the resistance slowly turns the tide.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

Here's an admirable dot-connecting quality to "1987," akin to HBO's "The Wire," as it wends from backroom scheming among powerful men to street riots starring an angry public ...

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1987: When the Day Comes | Release Details

1987: When the Day Comes is available to stream in New Zealand now on Apple TV.