Joint Security Area (2000)

Joint Security Area (2000)

Other name: 공동경비구역 JSA JSA安全地帶 Gongdong Gyeongbi Guyeok JSA JSA Strefa bezpieczeństwa Área común de seguridad Объединённая зона безопасности สงครามเกียรติยศ มิตรภาพเหนือพรมแดน


Nothing is more symbolic of the division of Korea into two countries as the 'Bridge of No Return' in Panmunjom, the demilitarized zone on the border between the two states. One day, a border guard is killed by a rifle bullet; the suspected marksman is a South Korean soldier, who is found wounded in the middle of no-man's-land. This incident will have grave repercussions. Both North and South Korea regard the incident as an act of deliberate provocation. The North accuses the South of having committed a 'terrorist attack', whilst South Korea suspects the North of having attempted an 'abduction'. Both sides appeal to the authorities of the neutral states (NNSC) for help and ask them to investigate the affair.

A female Swiss army captain of Korean descent is then sent to Panmunjom to investigate the death of the North Korean border guard, apparently shot in the line of duty by a South Korean guard. At first, neither army officers from the South nor communist officials from the North will cooperate - until it is obvious to all that the truth must come out to defuse a potentially explosive international incident.

Director: Park Chan Wook [박찬욱]

Country: Korean

Status: Completed

Released: 2000

Genre: Award Winning; Bromance; Drama; Friendship; Investigation; Military; Mystery; Psychological; Suspense; Tearjerker; Thriller; War;

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