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[USA + Canada] "Default" based on 1997 Asian Financial Crisis Releases in N. American Theaters beginning November 29

2018/11/16 | Permalink | Source

"Default", a South Korean Drama Based on the 1997 Asian Financial Crisis

Releases on November 29 at CGV Cinemas LA and Buena Park, in Cities Across the U.S. on November 30 and in Canada December 7
Directed by Choi Gook-hee ("Split") and Stars Kim Hye-soo, Yoo Ah-in, Heo Joon-ho, Jo Woo-jin, and Vincent Cassel
South Korean drama, "Default", makes its North American debut on November 29 at CGV Cinemas LA and Buena Park, in cities across the U.S. on November 30, and in Canada on December 7. The film takes a look back at a difficult time for South Korea – the 1997 Asian Financial Crisis. "Default" is directed by Choi Gook-hee, who was awarded the Best Debut award at the Fantasia International Film Festival for his feature debut in 2016, "Split". Choi is back to present us with an enthralling storyline and a sense of emotional connection to a time when the country was on the verge of bankruptcy.

"Default" begins with Si-hyun (Kim Hye-soo), the monetary policy manager at the Bank of Korea, predicting a massive national financial crisis and reporting it to the Director. The Director doesn't schedule an emergency summit until 10 days later but does it without notifying the public of the situation. Si-hyun urges for the crisis to be announced in order to warn people of the looming disaster, but her plea is ignored. The summit is held behind closed doors.
Jung-hak (Yoo Ah-in), a financial consultant, notices Korea is suddenly hemorrhaging foreign funds, and he learns the reason is that international finance firms have ordered an all-out investment withdrawal from the country, which has caused the credit rating to plummet. He hands in his resignation and decides to play the odds on what he's sure is a coming crisis. He secretly starts gathering investors willing to do the same.
Gap-su (Heo Joon-ho), a family man who runs a small tableware factory, has a big break and wins a contract with a department store. The fact that the price settlement terms equal to little more than a promissory note concerns him only briefly, and oblivious to the looming financial upheaval, Gap-su signs the contract. The Managing Director of ImF (Vincent Cassel) comes to Korea just one week before the country goes bust, and that is when those who try to prevent the crisis, those who seek to take advantage of it, and those only trying to protect their livelihood are caught in the wake of a national bankruptcy.
"Default" stars Kim Hye-soo ("Tazza: The High Rollers"), Yoo Ah-in ("Veteran"), Heo Joon-ho ("Silmido"), Jo Woo-jin ("The King"), and Vincent Cassel ("Jason Bourne"). This film is presented by CJ Entertainment and produced by Zip Cinema.

CGV Los Angeles
CGV Buena Park
AMC Mercado
AMC Fashion Valley
AMC Alderwood
Century Federal Way
Century Eastport Plaza
Regal Gilbert Stadium
AMC Arapahoe Crossing
AMC Studio
Bluebonnet Theater
AMC Showplace Niles
Cinemark Egyptian
AMC Ridgefield Park
AMC Empire
AMC Sugarloaf Mills
Cineplex Silvercity Coquitlam

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