‘The Age of Shadows’ to open in North America

September 13, 2016

SEOUL, Sept. 13 (Yonhap) — The popular South Korean double agent film “The Age of Shadows” will open in 40 North American cities next week, its local distributor said Tuesday.

Ahead of its North American release on Sept. 23, actress Han Ji-min who played Yeon Gye-sun, a member of a group of Korean resistance fighters in the film, will attend a preview event slated for Sept. 20-21 in New York, Warner Bros. Korea said in a release.

Set in 1920s Seoul and Shanghai, the latest by director Kim Jee-woon depicts the story of a talented Korean-born Japanese police officer who happens to work as a double agent for Japan and the resistance group during Japan’s colonial rule over Korea.

It stars top actors Song Kang-ho as the police officer and Gong Yoo as a key leader of the group “Uiyeoldan.”

In South Korea, it has stayed on top of the local box office for six days in a row since the release on Wednesday, attracting more than 2.3 million viewers so far.

The official poster of the Korean film "The Age of Shadows."

The official poster of the Korean film “The Age of Shadows.”