Broken(방황하는 칼날 Bang-hwang-ha-neun Kal-nal)
Directed by LEE Jeong-ho
Starring: JUNG Jae-young, LEE Sung-min
2014. South Korea. 122 min. DCP. In Korean with English subtitles.
An adaptation of the Japanese novel The Hovering Blade by Keigo Higashino (Into the White Night), BROKEN is an emotional revenge thriller about a widowed father (JUNG Jae-young) who takes the law into his own hands, as he hunts down the fugitives who had raped and killed his daughter, while on the run from the cops. JUNG Jae-young (starring in CONFESSION OF MURDER, THE FATAL ENCOUNTER) gives a powerhouse performance as the father, making BROKEN unique among recent crop of Korean thrillers as “a gripping portrait of a father’s grief” (L.A. Times).