Joint Security Area

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Joint Security Area (Korean: 공동경비구역 JSA) is a 2000 South Korean mystery thriller film starring Lee Young-ae, Lee Byung-hun and Song Kang-ho. It was directed by Park Chan-wook and is based on the novel DMZ by Park Sang-yeon. The film, which was shot on... read more
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Joint Security Area (Korean: 공동경비구역 JSA) is a 2000 South Korean mystery thriller film starring Lee Young-ae, Lee Byung-hun and Song Kang-ho. It was directed by Park Chan-wook and is based on the novel DMZ by Park Sang-yeon. The film, which was shot on location in South Korea, concerns an investigation into the circumstances surrounding a fatal shooting incident within the DMZ, the heavily fortified border that separates North and South Korea. It was the highest grossing film in Korean film history at the time and won Best Film at the 2000 Blue Dragon Film Awards and the 2001 Grand Bell Awards.

Original Release

09/09/2000

Cast

Christoph Hofrichter Maj. Gen. Bruno Botta
Herbert Ulrich Swedish soldier
Dae-yeon Lee Sgt. Kwang
Byung-hun Lee Sgt. Lee Soo-hyeok
Micara Adriana General Pyo
Isaac Green Civil Servant #3
Myoeng-su Kim Top Ranking Officer Choi
Tae-hyeon Kim Nam Sung-shik
Namhee Kwon Jung Woo-Jin's Mother
Do-yub Lee South Korean soldier #7
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Chan-wook Park

Writers

Seong-san Jeong, Hyun-seok Kim, Lee Moo-Young, Chan-wook Park, Sang-yeon Park, Dae-yeon Lee, Park Myeong-Chan

Cast

Christoph Hofrichter Maj. Gen. Bruno Botta
Herbert Ulrich Swedish soldier
Dae-yeon Lee Sgt. Kwang
Byung-hun Lee Sgt. Lee Soo-hyeok
Micara Adriana General Pyo
Isaac Green Civil Servant #3
Myoeng-su Kim Top Ranking Officer Choi
Tae-hyeon Kim Nam Sung-shik
Namhee Kwon Jung Woo-Jin's Mother
Do-yub Lee South Korean soldier #7
Gallego Alberto
Ahmedov Ayder
Cannon Greg Courtney
Kwang-il Kim Civil Servant #3

Producers

Editors

Sang-beom Kim

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