‘The Age of Shadows’ draws 4 mln viewers

September 16, 2016

SEOUL, Sept. 16 (Yonhap) — The popular South Korean film “The Age of Shadows” has drawn more than 4 million viewers, its distributor said Friday.

The double agent film, starring top actors Song Kang-ho, Gong Yoo and Han Ji-min, which opened on Sept. 7, had an accumulated audience of 4,247,029 people as of 8:00 a.m., Warner Brothers Entertainment said.

The film also drew 760,647 attendees on Chuseok, which fell on Thursday this year, becoming the second most viewed film on the holiday, it said.

Song plays a talented Korean-born Japanese police officer who happens to work as a double agent for Japan and a group of Korean resistance fighters during Japan’s colonial rule over Korea. Gong and Han play a leader and a member of the group called “Uiyeoldan,” respectively.

Directed by Kim Jee-woon, the film has been invited to various international film festivals, including those in Venice and Toronto, and described by the U.S. entertainment weekly Variety as a “rousing gem” without “an ounce of fat.”