The Age of Shadows (Original title: Miljeong) is a 2016 South Korean action thriller film directed by Kim Jee-woon and written by Lee Ji-min and Park Jong-dae. The film stars Song Kang-ho and Gong Yoo.It was selected as the South Korean entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 89th Academy Awards but it was not nominated. The film won the Best Picture award in the Action Features category at the 2016 Fantastic Fest held in Austin Texas.
Synopsis: The Age of Shadows is an intricate story of the Korean resistance movement under the Japanese occupation of the late 1920s. Their aim is to smuggle explosives to Seoul to blow up important Japanese outposts. Our main protagonist, previously a resistance fighter and now chief of police, goes undercover to unravel the movement. The plot thickens when he becomes a double-agent, and the film evolves into a game of high stakes.
Kim Jee-woon (b. 1964) from Seoul is one of the greatest exporters of South-Korean thrillers from our age. He’s the director behind hyper-violent and stylized gems such as A Tale of Two Sisters, A Bittersweet Life, The Good The Bad and The Weird and I Saw the Devil. In 2013 he made his Hollywood debut The Last Stand with Arnold Schwarzenegger as a lead.