With THE AGE OF SHADOWS Kim Jee-woon (I SAW THE DEVIL) delivers a chic spy-thriller portraying the freedom fighters of the Heroic Corps and their efforts to free Korea from their Japanese oppressors in the 1920s. A deadly game of cat-and-mouse full of intrigue, danger and deception ensues as the organisation tries to ship explosives from Shanghai to Seoul , whilst dodging Japanese agents hell-bent on clamping down on the resistance. A Korean officer working for the Japanese finds himself in the midst of the conflict. He must choose between his country and his career, in this explosive struggle for the future of Korea.
“Amazing cast in an extremely stylish period drama, THE AGE OF SHADOWS proves to be rightfully selected as South Korea’s official Oscar submission.” – Sietz van der Aa, CinemAsia programmer