Cold Eyes will be showing at the Hawaii Int’l Film Festival from Oct 18 – 20th

Directed by: Cho Ui-seok, Kim Byung-seo 2013 | 119 min. Countries: South Korea
Genres: Action, Crime, Drama Languages: Korean, with English subtitles
Section: Spotlight on Korea Premiere: United States

Synopsis

Ha Yoon-joo (Han Hyo-joo) is the newest member of an elite police unit that specializes in the surveillance of high profile criminals. When it comes to shadowing a target, the rookie police woman shows a great deal of promise, but she has much to prove to cranky chief detective Hwang Won-jin (Sol Kyung-gu). The veteran cop makes it clear he has little use for a newbie who cannot see and memorize absolutely every detail, no matter how small or seemingly insignificant, during an operation. Ha’s skills are immediately put to the test when Hwang’s team begins tracking James (Jung Woo-sung), the enigmatic leader of a gang of vicious, bank-robbing thugs. As James’ crimes begin to escalate in severity, the rookie realizes that her on-the-job training could prove to be fatal.

Directed by Joh Ui-seok and Kim Byeong-seo, this action-thriller is a remake of the Hong Kong film EYE IN THE SKY (HIFF 2007). COLD EYES more than does justice to its source material while showing that it has lots of fresh, new tricks up its sleeve. A box office hit, the film was released this summer in Korea, where it handily beat Hollywood juggernauts like MAN OF STEEL, WORLD WAR Z and PACIFIC RIM.

Synopsis written by: Jason Musni Soeda

Screenings

Friday, October 18              9:00 PM           Dole Cannery B
Saturday, October 19       12:30 PM           Dole Cannery B
Sunday, October            20 4:30 PM           Consolidated Koko Marina
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