The Demilitarized Soldier of Joint Security Area [VIDEO ESSAY]

Joint Security Area (JSA) ( 공동경비구역)

Director: Park Chan-wook

Country: South Korea

Year: 2000

Park Chan-wook’s Joint Security Area is on one level a moving drama, but on another is an all-too rare argument against the cynicism that pervades our thoughts and discussions about world peace. By framing characters as talking points for real-world military conditioning, the film creates a dialogue where North and South Korean soldiers find some common ground. It’s a heartwarming film, and ultimately one that leaves you with some hope for the future.

Find JSA: Joint Security Agency on Amazon.(English Subtitled)

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