(Korean Movies) 1987 : When the Day Comes, 2017

1987 : When the Day Comes, 2017

1987 : When the Day Comes, 2017
Audience over 15
running time
129 minutes
cumulative audience
7232452 people
5th Korean Film Writers Association Awards 2018


“Tick the desk! Chini billion! and died”

In January 1987, a 22-year-old college student who was being investigated by the police died.
In order to destroy evidence, the police under the leadership of Director Park (Kim Yun-seok) request cremation of the body, but prosecutor Choi (Ha Jung-woo), who was on duty on the day of his death, refuses to do so and pushes an autopsy.
A police officer who continues to make false statements as if it was a simple shock death. However, traces left at the scene and autopsy findings indicate death by torture, and Yoongi-ja (Lee Hee-jun), who was covering the case, reports 'suffocation during water torture'. Director Park tries to reduce the case by arresting only two detectives, including Chief Jo (Park Hee-soon).
Meanwhile, prison guard Han Byung-yong (Yoo Hae-jin), who learns the truth of the incident through the head of the prison camp, makes a dangerous request to his nephew Yeon-hee (Kim Tae-ri) in order to convey the truth to the wanted man Jae-in-sa…

One person died, and everything began to change.
The story of 1987 when everyone was hot.


Until the death of a college student in January 1987 led to the square in June
A year in which everyone was the main character, we draw 1987!

In June 1987, how was the hot time when everyone stood up against injustice with one voice? The movie <1987> finds the answer to that question in the people who lived at that time. Until the actions of the police and power leaders who tried to hide the truth, and the people who put their faith in their places against it, gathered and spread into a huge shout in the square. <1987> depicts the heart-pounding six months for the first time in a Korean film. On January 14, 1987, Park Jong-cheol, a 22-year-old college student who was being investigated at the anti-communist office in Namyeong-dong, died of torture. It could have been covered with another question mark. However, everyone who encountered the death of an innocent young man made a courageous choice, and the actions of those who were faithful to that choice were chained together like a chain, creating a huge wave. The movie <1987> depicts 1987, a hot year created by the great courage of those who held their breath under power.

Dramatic 1987, turbulent times, hot people
Those of 1987, vividly approaching us today!

The movie <1987> pays attention to how the death of a young man expanded into a huge flow that changed the course of history, and the stories of people who lived passionately in 1987. It is because it is full of dramas of people that are too vivid to be stuffed in records, and it is a proud and precious memory that has laid the foundation for today's Korean society. At that point, the movie <1987> began. The year 1987 begins with the sorrow of a father who had to throw his 22-year-old son, who suddenly returned dead, into a frozen river. The Chief of the Anti-aircraft Investigation Office (Kim Yun-seok), who is a symbol of strong public power like Goliath, the prosecutor (Ha Jung-woo) who refused to seal the cremation agreement, the reporter (Lee Hee-jun) who reported the truth, and the prison guard (Yoo Hae-jin) who contributed to making the truth known from behind. An ordinary college student (Kim Tae-ri), who was holding his breath and watching those who made seemingly reckless choices, and a detective (Park Hee-soon), who was imprisoned for a bigger purpose after obeying the orders of Director Park (Hee-soon Park), collided and interlocked in the most dramatic moments in Korean modern history. It is completed in the turbulent June. In addition to the vividness of the drama of the real people, <1987> follows the events and emotions that they might have experienced in a palpable way. show what In addition, it dramatically depicts the value of the courage of those who held their breath, and conveys a heavy resonance to us living today.

Kim Yun-seok, Ha Jung-woo, Ha Hae-jin, Kim Tae-ri, Park Hee-soon, Lee Hee-jun
The main characters of the movie <1987> appear as if relaying.
A story from 1987 to be portrayed on one screen!

It is not only the great men who play the leading role in history. The biggest change is possible only when the will of the majority is gathered. There were many such moments in modern Korean history, and 1987 was a time when all of us were the protagonists, when the clock of democracy began to turn again. The actors who appeared in the movie <1987> also played their respective roles in the cogwheel of time in 1987, regardless of how much or how little, and took on the lead role as a relay, performing impressive performances at every moment. If even one character they played had made a different choice, June of that year would have flowed differently. The aspect of the actors who played each character in the movie <1987>, which follows the change of emotions between the characters' choices and lines, is the biggest reason that draws attention to the movie <1987>. Kim Yun-seok and Ha Jung-woo, who showed the most impressive two-top performances in the history of Korean cinema in a strong clash with <The Chaser> and <The Yellow Sea>, reunited as the head of the anti-aircraft investigation office who instructs the cover-up of the incident and the prosecutor who issues an autopsy order against it. is responsible for And Han Byung-yong, a conscientious prison guard drawn based on a real person, who delivers a letter from Jae-insa, who was called 'a pigeon' to the outside, will be played by Hae-jin Yoo, a pronoun of human beauty. Kim Tae-ri, who is both strong-willed and bold, will play the role of Yeon-hee, a freshman in the 87th grade, who is worried that his nephew, his uncle will be in danger, and is conflicted by seeing the protests of fellow students after entering college. Hee-soon Park, a detective who is imprisoned for obeying the orders of Director Park, and Hee-jun Lee, a reporter who does not stop trying to tell the truth against the sullen press guidelines, appear vividly, completing the story of the year that is connected like a chain. In addition to these, Seol Kyung-gu as Jae-insa who is fleeing, Yoo Seung-mok as Yoo Gwan-jang, Director Park's right-hand man, Kim Eui-seong as Lee Bu-yeong, a pro-democracy figure who writes a letter from prison with the help of a Korean prison guard while imprisoned, and Moon Seong-geun as the chief of the government, Ahn Ki-seung. , Jong-soo Kim, who conveyed his heartbreaking sadness as Park Jong-cheol's father, and Chang-seok Ko, who formed the special investigation team for the case of Park Jong-cheol's torture and death, and Ko Chang-seok as the head of society at the site of the autopsy of his nephew's nephew. Jo Woo-jin as Uncle Ha, Woo-hyun as the Chief of Public Security, who was the head of the police at the time of the incident. And every scene in <1987> is unforgettable once you see it, including Oh Dal-soo as the head of society for a daily newspaper who said that he wanted to appear in this movie because he liked any small role, and Jeong In-ki as Father Kim Seung-hoon of the National Priesthood for the Realization of Catholic Orthodoxy. It is full of famous actors who bring them back to life with their acting. <1987>, created by actors with both star and acting skills, willingly put their hearts and minds together, takes the audience to the middle of that time in fun and emotion.

Director Jang Jun-hwan of <Save the Earth!> and <Hwayi: The Child Who Swallowed a Monster>,
Including cinematographer Kim Woo-hyeong of <Those People>, <Late Autumn> and <Assassination>
Staff representing today's Korean cinema
Creating the world of <1987>!

The movie <1987> is reliable and solid in not only the casting, but also the staff credits responsible for everything that is implemented on the screen. Director Jang Jun-hwan of <Save the Earth!> and <Hwayi: The Child Who Swallowed a Monster>, which pushes the film's appeal to the limit with ideas that go beyond the box. The fact that he turned his eyes to modern Korean history is the biggest driving force for curiosity about the movie <1987>. Since he has a film world that is not confined to a single genre or existing grammar, <1987>, based on real events and stories of real people, also promises to meet the audience with unpredictable cinematic fun and dynamism. In addition, Kim Woo-hyung was the cinematographer, who had to capture the emotions of the characters and the atmosphere of the time on camera. From <The Cheating Family> <The People at That Time> <Late Autumn> and <The Assassination> and her recent work <The King>, he showed the urgency of the incident and the emotions of the characters, both of which do not miss the shooting. According to director Jang Jun-hwan, it is evaluated that the camera gave dynamism to <1987> as if it were another actor. Cinematographer Kim Woo-hyeong foretells that the film 1987 will guide the audience's gaze, sometimes contemplatively, sometimes as if looking deeply into the inner side of a character. On the other hand, while there are many people who clearly remember those days, there are no traces of that time left, so the production design that must make the space of the late 80s, which is considered the most difficult to reproduce cinematic, realistic and complete, is : Art director Han Ah-reum, who made the noir space in Bad Guys' World and the Goryeo Dynasty in 'Memories of a Swordsman, a Swordsman' elegant and stylish. For those who lived at that time, it must be a convincing time travel that takes them back to that time, and for the younger audience who do not know the time, there was a difficulty in showing the character's attributes as well as the background of the incident. From the Namyeong-dong anti-communist room where the chilly air creeps in, to the office of Director Park where the intimidating charisma should be felt by the audience, and the plaza in June where the heat gathers as one. The production design of <1987> is dramatic in itself. In addition, they are responsible for the visuals of numerous characters, all of whom were the main characters, and in many Korean films such as <Peppermint Candy> <Oasis> <Memories of Murder> <Detective> <Mother> and <Mister>, they make up for the character's personality. With veteran Hwang Hyeon-gyu, Chae Kyung-ro, who showed costumes optimized for characters regardless of genre such as <Wailing> <Goodbye Single> <Tunnel> <Miss Suspicious Woman> <Sunny> <The Chaser>, <1987> is more than realistic. It gives you a foreboding that you will meet the characters.


From a realistic approach to dramatic moments
With camera walking that breathes with actors
In 1987, the true story of that time was captured!

The movie <1987> is based on real events and stories of real people, so a lot of emphasis was placed on how to put this story on the screen in a genuine way. The production team chose 1.85:1, a familiar aspect ratio, to capture the feeling of dealing with the truth of a historical event rather than a cinemascope aspect ratio that emphasizes spectacle, and tried to capture a dramatic moment, starting with a realistic approach. In the first half of the film, the Carl Zeiss high-speed lenses from the 80s, when film films were predominant, are used interchangeably, and handheld shooting does not miss the emotions of the characters for a realistic approach that is close to a documentary. Cinematographer Kim Woo-hyung captured the emotions and timing felt in every moment as he breathed with the actor every single breath, gaze, and head turn as if acting with a camera. In addition, in order to capture the emotional lines in depth in a state of being very close to the people, the traditional shooting method in which the camera physically approaches the subject through a telephoto zoom and close-up lens is often used. <1987>, which started with a realistic approach, turns into a tone with the warm warmth of the drama as more and more characters accumulate. From January to June 1987, from January to June 1987, the camera's gaze tells the audience the real story of that time until the dramatic moment, when heterogeneous elements such as the reproduction of real events and the drama within them visually collide with each other and fuse well. will let you meet

Time travel back to 1987
Through thorough research that does not miss even a single little air
Complete the dramatic world of <1987>!

Director Jang Jun-hwan and the production team wanted the audience to be able to reminisce and be moved when they saw the movie, and they wanted to reproduce it as it was in 1987. The production team tried to keep the historical evidence as realistic as possible while searching for thousands of pieces of material. Since the appearance of the late 1980s is almost nonexistent, an open set was built on a site of 45,000 pyeong, and from the main gate of Yonsei University, where the heat was gathered, City Hall Square, Myeong-dong Street, UNESCO Building, and Korea Theater were revived. From the size of the building to even one building material, materials that were actually used at the time were used, and materials that were difficult to obtain in Korea were supplied through overseas routes, and efforts were made to preserve reality as much as possible. In cases where historical verification is difficult, an artistic reinterpretation was added according to the space and atmosphere of the person. The Office of Director General Park of the Anti-aircraft Investigation Service was created as a space with an impressive overwhelming atmosphere, where his charisma and authority are felt. Also, although the torture chamber in Namyeong-dong was relatively well preserved, the corridors and other spaces had changed a lot from the outside. From the position of the perforated plate on the wall of the torture chamber to the bathtub, washbasin, and shelf, it was reproduced in a similar way, and even the documents and small fonts actually used in Namyeong-dong were delicately embodied, and the atmosphere of the space and even the smallest air were not missed. Myeongdong Cathedral is the place where the reality of <1987> stands out the most. Filming inside the Myeongdong Cathedral, where various rallies and democratization-promoting statements were released, was permitted for the first time in Korean film history, allowing a part of our history to be vividly captured on the screen. Instead of reproducing the past as it is, <1987>, which recreates lively spaces by harmoniously harmonizing historical evidence and reinterpretation, invites the audience into a special time travel back to 1987.

Draw a person with a strong impression that goes beyond the real thing!
Through faithful research based on the character
Complete the style of 1987 that is close to the real thing!

<1987>, set in 1987, was only 30 years in the past, so the biggest mission was to show a natural look that was neither awkward nor too flashy in the eyes of those who remember that era. Costume director Chae Kyung-wha prepared it with the point that the clothes of 1987 that we see in photos today are old clothes, but they may have been new clothes to people of that era, and the characteristics of the character corps tied to similar occupations will come to life well. I took the concept for each corps and created the costumes for <1987>.
Director Park (Kim Yun-seok), the representative character of the Anti-Aircraft Investigation Agency, aims to make it look bigger than it really is in order to bring out the strong and tall mountain-like feeling that director Jang Jun-hwan wanted, and put pads in his clothes to make his shoulders and overall body look bigger. Prosecutor Choi (Jung-Woo Ha), who faces the Anti-Aircraft Investigation Agency, uses warm colors such as light beige and a loose fit to give the natural and comfortable feeling of 80s clothes to preserve the professional characteristics of a prosecutor, but focuses on the feeling of being a warm prosecutor rather than a hard prosecutor. It was. Yeon-hee (Kim Tae-ri), the representative character of an ordinary citizen, has a feminine yet boyish feel by excluding the feeling of weakness. It was designed to give a sense of color in the middle and to make use of the point, but not to show off too much when mixed with other people. Also, although it has disappeared now, the costumes of Baekgoldan, a special organization composed of high-level martial arts experts in the combat police (foreground) at that time, are unified with the snow jeans and blue jackets they wore as uniforms, and when they see the blue jacket, people will feel great fear and run away. He expressed his appearance as a terrifying existence that had no choice but to be.

The makeup was also key to how close it was to the real thing. Director Jang Jun-hwan cast actors who are as similar to real people as possible. Thanks to this, the makeup team was able to lessen the worries and burdens of historical evidence. Hwang Hyun-gyu, who was in charge of the makeup, decided that it is important for actors to act like people of that era, but the most important thing is that they should look like people of 87 years, so I decided on the makeup concept. Since <1987> is not a film that one person leads from beginning to end, I thought that it was also important to quickly and clearly convey who this person is whenever the characters change, and I paid special attention to that point as well.
The person who has changed the most outwardly in the movie is Director Park, played by Kim Yun-seok. In order to resemble a real person as much as possible, the forehead line was raised to make the sharp eyes stand out more, and through special makeup, the stubbornness and authority were read. Through these efforts, Kim Yun-seok's character transformation was completed. At the time of the actual filming, Kim Yun-seok's appearance was noticeably different, so everyone was satisfied. The style of <1987>, which is balanced by appropriately mixing realistic and dramatic parts, is a style of film that is not uncomfortable when the audience accepts it. It will be another pleasure to see.

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