Korean Cultural Center Washington, D.C. invites you to the screening of The Great Battle.
Join the appetizer social at 6:00 PM just before each show! Show starts at 6:30 PM.
In the year 645, the Tang Dynasty’s Emperor Li (Park Sung-Woong) invades the ancient Korean kingdom of Goguryeo with ruthless efficiency. Li’s seemingly invincible army marches from one victory to the next on their way to the ancient capital on Pyeongyang. Only the fortress of Ansi stands in their way, under the command of Yang Man-Chun (Zo In-Sung). But Yang has other problems, namely the assassin Sa-Mool (Nam Joo-Hyuk), dispatched by the Goguryeo high command which views Yang as a traitor. As Li’s superior forces close in, Sa-Mool is moved by Yang’s concern for the men and women under his command, however. The two set their differences aside and decide to defend Ansi to the death as the fate of a nation hangs in the balance.
With its epic battle scenes and heart-stirring sense of camaraderie, Director Kim Kwang-sik‘s The Great Battle (2017) set a new standard for big budget action movies in Korea, also earning Nam Joo-Hyuk the Best New Actor prize at the 2018 Blue Dragon Film Awards.
In Korean with English subtitles. 135 Minutes. Join the Korean appetizer social at 6:00 pm, served just before the show!