National Security

de Chung Ji-young



South Korea, 1985. Kim Jon-tae, a lawyer committed to freedom causes, is arrested so he will confess to working under the orders of the North Korean government. His resistance to make this false declaration will lead the man to go through hell and back, spending 22 days subjected to horrible tortures. Based on a true story, National Security brings the Korean people face to face with one of the most sinister episodes in their recent history.  


Chung Ji-young

After working as an assistant director, he debuted with Mist Whispers Like Women (82). The nineties would see his biggest hits, with films like White Badge (92). Following a long hiatus, in 2011 he returned with Unbowed and the documentary Ari Ari the Korean Cinema.

Technical information

Edition: 2013
Section: Noves Visions - Ficció
Original language: Korean