The fifth day of the Korean Film Festival in Australia in Melbourne ended with the screening of ‘Golden Slumber’. This was the 10th movie out of 16 in total that are being screened for KOFFIA 2018.
Director: Noh Dong-seok
Cast: Gang Dong-won, Han Hyo-joo, Kim Eui-sung
Genre: Action, Thriller
Gun-woo is your average, model-citizen. He’s become quite the local celebrity after saving the life of a top class K-pop star and enjoys his days working as a courier delivering packages in the bustling city of Seoul. This peaceful life is turned upside down when he witnesses the assassination of a presidential candidate in a bombing incident. There’s a conspiracy afoot however, as all the evidence, security-camera footage, witness testimonies and even fingerprints, point to Gun-woo as the culprit. After necessitating a breathless dash from harm’s way on his part to avoid incarceration, the only person Gun-woo can confide in is Mr. Min a friend of a friend who does his hardest to clear Gun-woo’s name from this conspiracy. As time passes, the incident spreads its reach across others close to Gun-woo and it appears that the mastermind behind it all has a personal score to settle against him.
Check out the trailer for ‘Golden Slumber’ below!
From the beginning of ‘Golden Slumber‘, I was confused. The protagonist, Gun-woo, was a model citizen. He was an innocent young man who was just enjoying his 15 minutes of fame after saving a K-pop star. So why was he suddenly being framed for murder? The movie definitely kept me on the edge of my seat as I wanted to watch on to see the mystery be resolved. I thought that it was really unfair that Gun-woo was being framed for the assassination of a presidential candidate. This just goes to show that the world is not fair, and bad things happen to good people
The movie was jam-packed with action scenes. There were multiple fight scenes and car chases. It was really fun to watch one man successfully run from so many people and survive. ‘Golden Slumber‘ was definitely thrilling throughout. Gun-woo could literally not trust anyone, and I felt sympathetic for him. Many of his loved ones turned out to be enemies. The audience cannot help but pity the protagonist as he deals with the unfair situation that has been thrust into his life.
Even though this film featured such a tough and chaotic situation, there were still a lot of touching moments that I will remember even after watching the movie. The romantic aspect definitely spiced up the plot. His friends whom he had been through all the ups and downs with when he was young stayed true to him. Their strong friendship brought tears to the audience’s eyes. No matter what happened, his friends were always there for him and supported him wholeheartedly. This was beautiful to watch on screen.
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Written by Lindsay
Edited by Narelle
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