J.S.A. : Joint Security Area
(Gongdong gyeongbi guyeok)
by Park Chan-wook
Director: Park Chan-wook
Script: Jeong Seong-san, Kim Hyeon-seok, Lee Mu-yeong, Park Chan-wook, Park Sang-yeon
Cinematographer: Kim Sung-bok
Editor: Kim Sang-beom
Sound: Kim Seok-weon, Kim Won-yon
Music: Bang Jun-seok, Jo Yeong-wook
Cast: Lee Byung-hun, Lee Young-aeh, Song Kang-ho, Kim Tae-woo, Shin Ha-kyun
Production: Myung Films Production
35 mm, Colour, 110 min,
OV Korean with French Subtitles.
With kind support of Paris' Korean Cultural Center and Myung Films
A North Korean soldier’s corpse with seven bullets is found on the ‘no return bridge’ at Panmujon frontier post, in the common security zone between North Korea and South Korea. North Korea accuses South Korea to have instigated a terrorist attack whereas South Korea maintains it is a conspiracy from North Korea. The two sides accept the mediation of a commission placed under the Swiss and Swedish patronage of the Neutral Countries organization. Captain Sophie E. Jean, a Swiss of Korean extraction, is in charge of the investigation. She immediately faces tremendous difficulties as the two sides are reluctant to cooperate.