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1987: When the Day Comes

1987: When the Day Comes (2017)

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.

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

Original Title1987
DirectorJang Joon-hwan
WritersJang Joon-hwan, Lee Woo-jeong, Kim Kyung-chan, Kim Kyung-chan
Production CompaniesCJ Entertainment, Woojeong Film
Production CountrySouth Korea
Spoken Language한국어/조선말

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