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The Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Toronto cordially invites you, your colleagues, family, and friends who enjoy cinema to the 2017 Korean Film Festival. This year we proudly present well received Korean feature films. Please see the schedule and synopsis and reserve tickets for you and your guests.

2017 Korean Film Festival: Friday, July 7 ~ Saturday, July 8

  1. Friday, July 7 7:00 pm THE FATAL ENCOUNTER
  2. Saturday, July 8 12:00 pm LIFTING KING KONG
  3. Saturday, July 8 3:00 pm THE CLIENT
  4. Saturday, July 8 6:00 pm SECRET REUNION

Please note that tickets are limited for each screening, so reserve tickets ahead of time (limit of 2 tickets per film under 1 name & e-mail address). Please also arrive at the theatre at 15-30 minutes prior to the screening time to exchange your Eventbrite tickets for printed TIFF tickets. The theatre will open to rush tickets 5 minutes prior to screening for any remaining seats.

* All films are subtitled in English.


We look forward to seeing you at the festival!

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Fatal Encounter (Yeok-rin)

Friday, July 7, 2017 at 7 pm @ TIFF Bell Lightbox Cinema 3
Historical/Period Drama, Thriller | 2014 | 135 min | 14A
Director: Lee Jae-kyoo | Hyun Bin, Jung Jae-young, Jo Jung-suk, Han Ji-min

In 1777, one year since he had taken reign, King Jeong-jo bears a perilous palace life with his dedicated court servant, Gap-soo, amidst opposition and threats from those around with political ambitions. Meanwhile, Eul-soo, a member of a secret assassin group, receives orders to kill Jeong-jo. Gap-soo, who had also been in the same secret assassin ring as Eul-soo, later confesses to Jeong-jo about his dark past and his motive for coming into the palace. To Gap-soo’s surprise, Jeong-jo orders him to just leave the palace. However, Gap-soo finds out that there is another assassin besides him and frantically returns to the court, only to discover Eul-soo in combat with Jeong-jo.


Lifting King Kong (Kingkongeul Deulda)

Saturday, July 8, 2017 at 12 pm @ TIFF Bell Lightbox Cinema 3
Drama, Sports | 2009 | 120 min | not yet rated in Ontario (rated G in Korea)
Director: Park Geon-yong | Starring: Lee Beom-soo, Joan, Lee Yoon-hee, Choi Hee-seo

LEE Ji-bong, a former Olympic bronze medalist who believes that all that is left for a weightlifter is injuries and bulky muscles, is assigned as the weightlifting coach at a girls' middle school in the countryside. Young-ja is a girl born to be a weightlifter with a barrel-like torso and a short thick neck. Hyun-jung is a bread fanatic. Soo-ock needs extra points in extracurricular activities in order to get into Harvard Law School. Yeo-soon promises her mother that she will gain strength in her arms. Bo-young is accustomed to doing manual work. Min-hee loves sexy weightlifting uniforms unconditionally. All these girls usher in the beginning of a girls' generation in weightlifting. Here begins the miracle of a weightlifting coach who turns the country girls of Bosung Girls' Middle School into gold medalists.


The Client (Uiroein)

Saturday, July 8, 2017 at 3 pm @ TIFF Bell Lightbox Cinema 3
Drama, Thriller | 2011 | 123 min | not yet rated in Ontario (rated 14A in Korea)
Director: Son Yeong-seong | Starring: Ha Jung-woo, Park Hee-soon, Jang Hyuk, Sung Dong-ill, Kim Sung-ryoung

A murder case without a corpse takes place. However, the suspect arrested under clear circumstances is the victim's husband. The counsel and prosecutors of the case engage in a fierce battle and make their final argument to the jury. The movie invites you as a juror to witness the fierce court showdown where no one can make any prediction about the truth.


The Thieves (Dodukdeul)

Saturday, July 8, 2017 at 6 pm @ TIFF Bell Lightbox Cinema 3
Action, Drama | 2012 | 139 min | 14A
Director: Choi Dong-hoon | Starring: Kim Yoon-suk, Lee Jung-jae, Kim Hye-soo, Jun Ji-hyun, Kim Hae-sook, Oh Dal-soo, Kim Su-hyeon

Five professional thieves who would not accept any kind of mistake receive a proposal from Macao Park, a boss from the past, and steal 'a Tear of the Sun', an extraordinary diamond, with four other Chinese thieves. In order to let things cool down from their latest heist, Popeye and his group of thieves go to Macao on a job. But the mastermind behind this job is none other than Popeye’s old partner Macao Park, who escaped with 68kg of gold several years ago on their last job together. Macao Park brought Chinese thieves as well but little did they know what Macao Park planned for each one of them. But his plan takes an unexpected turn when Popeye brings Pepsi, an old flame of Macao Park, to settle the old score. The thieves’ target is a $20 million diamond known as ‘Tear of the Sun’, kept safely away in a casino, brought there to be sold by a notorious Chinese fence. While working together to steal this fabled diamond, they all have their own agenda to keep the diamond for themselves. But who will succeed and live to see another day?


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