(Korean Movie) Emergency Declaration, 2022

Emergency Declaration, 2022

Emergency Declaration, 2022
Audience over 12 years old
running time
140 minutes
cumulative audience
box office
9th place


'Emergency Declaration': Because aircraft in the face of a disaster are no longer able to operate normally,
Aviation term for an emergency requiring an unconditional landing

In-ho (Song Kang-ho), a veteran detective team leader, is investigating the case after receiving a video report of an airplane terrorist attack.
It is determined that the suspect is actually on flight KI501.

Jae-hyeok (Lee Byung-hun) decides to leave for Hawaii for the treatment of his daughter despite his phobia of flying.
I'm concerned about strangers hovering around me and saying threatening things.
An unknown cause of death occurred on the KI501 flight that took off from Incheon to Hawaii.
Not only in the plane, but also on the ground, it turns into a scene of chaos and fear.

Upon hearing the news, Minister of Land, Infrastructure and Transport Sook-hee (Jeon Do-yeon) formed a counter-terrorism center.
Calling an emergency meeting to find a way to land the plane…


The movie "Emergency Declaration"
people in disaster,
those who fought against disaster,
And to all of us who were weary
I hope to be a little bit of comfort and hope
It is a work of the heart.

Spectators waiting for the release
In order to sympathize more deeply with the film,

About the story after the terrorist was stopped on the plane in the play
I beg you to hide it as much as possible.

To everyone who watched the movie <Emergency Declaration>
Thank you again.

Directed by Han Jae-rim


People who faced unprecedented aviation terrorism and unavoidable disasters
Birth of the most perfect genre film that conveys overwhelming realism

The movie <Declaration of Emergency> contains the emotions and drama of each person standing in front of a disaster that no one expected. Some become the seeds of disaster, some become weak in the face of disaster, but some make a courageous decision.

The movie <Declaration of Emergency> begins with a mysterious death of unknown cause after a mysterious man boarded the plane. Starting with the passenger who suffered from unexplained symptoms and died within a short period of time, all passengers on the plane are engulfed in confusion and fear. The chaotic situation that occurred in a special environment from which there is no escape, an airplane that has already taken off, looks at the face of human beings facing an unavoidable disaster.

Jae-hyeok (Lee Byung-hun), who has a phobia of flying, has to protect his young daughter. And the feeling of wanting to solve the disaster situation of despair and confusion also crosses his mind. The situation on the plane is unbelievable news even for those on land. In-ho (Song Kang-ho), a veteran detective team leader who can't be with his wife on a planned Hawaii trip due to a delayed investigation, struggles with the desire to protect his wife in the sky and the sense of duty to solve the case on the plane as a detective.

In this way, the film depicts the characters facing disasters trying to protect their loved ones in their own way, and conveys a message of hope to the audience for sympathy and comfort for the time that has passed, and for the noble choices that humans can make. . The declared disaster and the feelings of good and ordinary people who want to survive in it will give amazing sympathy to people around the world living in the present age.

Song Kang-ho, Lee Byung-hun, and Jeon Do-yeon, the first breaths of Korea's representative actors
Kim Nam-gil, Im Si-wan, Kim So-jin, Park Hae-jun
And the chemistry completed by Dream Casting, up to the 80 or so passenger actors!

The movie "Emergency Declaration" has completed casting that encompasses the Korean film industry. Song Kang-ho, Lee Byung-hun, Jeon Do-yeon, Kim Nam-gil, Im Si-wan, Kim So-jin, and Park Hae-joon, the representative actors of the Republic of Korea who are reliable just by hearing their names, will come out and fill the screen with their personality, charm, and acting skills. In addition to the actors who disassembled and performed passionately as passengers facing disasters on board, <Declaration of Emergency> brings out perfect immersion with a tight casting.

First of all, Song Kang-ho, an irreplaceable famous actor who was the first Korean film to win the Cannes Actor Award for Best Actor for the movie <Broker>, who was the main character of <Parasite>, the first Korean film to win the Academy Award and the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival, plays In-ho, a veteran detective team leader who struggles to prevent disaster. divided into In order to portray the emotions of a person trying to save everyone in an unprecedented disaster situation with the appearance of an ordinary head of household, Song Kang-ho breathed a new breath by adding his own personality to the character's human side. Actor Lee Byung-hun, who has been praised by the audience for his best acting and leading role in the Netflix series [Squid Game] that took over the world, has transformed into Jae-hyeok, a passenger who boarded the plane for the treatment of his daughter. In order to complete a more realistic character, Lee Byung-hun, who announced that he had elicited the emotions he experienced on the plane, is expected to show off his apex acting through the role of Jae-hyeok, who has to face disaster in a limited space. Actor Jeon Do-yeon, who does not need any modifiers, plays the role of Sook-hee, the Minister of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, who steps forward to protect the people, and once again delivers an amazing performance. Jeon Do-yeon will portray a human leader who finds the best way to prevent the people from falling into chaos even in a desperate disaster situation that has no choice but to agonize. In particular, the intense acting that overwhelms the situation with just her eyes makes the audience look forward to the new look of actress Jeon Do-yeon.

Above all, <Declaration of Emergency> is more interesting in that it is a work in which the three representative actors of Korea, Song Kang-ho, Lee Byung-hun, and Jeon Do-yeon, all worked together for the first time. Song Kang-ho expressed his affection and respect for Lee Byung-hun and Jeon Do-yeon, saying, "I was happy to work with fellow actors I admire and have been with for a long time." Lee Byung-hun also expressed confidence in Song Kang-ho and Jeon Do-yeon, saying, "It was very reassuring to work with these two actors."

In addition to these, Kim Nam-gil, who plays the role of co-pilot Hyeon-su, who must land safely, three-dimensionally depicts the complex emotions of a person facing a disaster situation. Kim Nam-gil, who has performed outstandingly without disagreement in many works that crosses genres, is expected to draw admiration from the audience with his extraordinary presence in this work as well. Im Si-wan is expected to quickly attract the attention of the audience by appearing as Jin-seok, a passenger who arrives at the airport without a destination. It foretells a new face that has never been shown before, and meets the audience with a character more impactful than ever. In addition, Kim So-jin, who transformed into Hee-jin, an in-flight secretary who actively tries to help the safety of the audience even in a crisis situation, and Park Hae-joon, who plays the role of Tae-su, the head of the Blue House Crisis Management Center, who has to make realistic judgments, is an overwhelming combination of breath going back and forth between the ground and the air. They will show off their non-stop performances.

Finally, what completes the casting of <Declaration of Emergency> is an ensemble of actors who play passengers facing an unavoidable disaster. Director Han Jae-rim, who directed the movie, three-dimensionally composed passenger characters with various characteristics such as age, gender, occupation, and personality, and selected actors to play them through the 5th audition for 3 to 4 months. The passenger characters, full of personality and realism, came to life by meeting actors who perfectly matched their roles. Director Han Jae-rim said, “Because they were such excellent actors, natural emotions and performances came out according to the moving set. If the set played the role of 40%, the acting of the passenger characters will fill the remaining 60% and make the audience immersed.”

“Intense yet very modern disaster film”
The acclaimed baptism that embroidered the Cannes Film Festival!
The rise of Korean cinema to show the new evolution of K-content!

Director Han Jae-rim has shown high-quality films by dealing with topics that raise social issues in his own style in an interesting way. By embodying an original genre with a perspective on society in a story created by imagination that is not confined to a frame, it has received both the support of critics and the love of the audience. <Declaration of Emergency> is also a work that maximized his directing skills, and was officially invited to the Cannes International Film Festival and became the main character of rave reviews.
Declaring Emergency, which debuted at the world premiere of the Cannes International Film Festival, received applause and a standing ovation for about 10 minutes as soon as the ending credits went up after the movie was over, proving that it was a film that received worldwide attention. Thierry Fremo, the executive director of the Cannes International Film Festival, who praised “the birth of a perfect genre film”, said after the screening, “It’s amazing! It's amazing," he praised generously. In response, overseas such as “Intense yet very modern disaster film” (CINEMATEASER), “A frighteningly timely, wonderfully tense aviation disaster film” (NY OBSERVER), and “Running time passed in the blink of an eye” (AFP) It was also praised by the media. Then, influential local media outlets in France also said, “Pandemic and terrorism, a film that is more convincing for us today” (LE JOURNAL DU DIMANCHE), “Classic! Well made!” (TÉLÉRAMA).

As proof of this expectation, <Declaration of Emergency> is receiving intensive spotlight even before its release as it is about to be released worldwide, including North America. The realistic depiction of those who face disasters together on the ground and in the air, foretells that it will capture both drama and reality, and will create sympathy for people around the world. The actors also added, "As interest in K-movies and K-contents has increased, <Emergency Declaration> is also expected to be able to draw sympathy from many people with the combination of excellent build quality and realistic materials." Parasite> and [Squid Game], it is expected that another work will be created that will lead the new evolution of K-content.

High-drop, zero-gravity, up to 360-degree rotation sequences
A real aviation disaster completed with a one-year pre-production process!
Behind the scenes of a well-made project flying around the world

Director Han Jae-rim worked with art, photography, lighting, and VFX to prepare for the filming continuation as the producers of <Declaration of Emergency> all mentioned that “the story was filmed as it was.” The continuity book, which was completed at a level close to animation, even included a detailed shooting guide, which was a great help to actors preparing for acting. In addition to the pre-visual animation work, director Han Jae-rim and the production team took a highly meticulous preparation process through a large-scale production to minimize errors that occurred during filming.

Director Han Jae-rim paid attention to the way it shows that numerous spaces and characters on the ground and in the sky are closely intertwined around one incident. The analysis of which space could give the audience the most delicate sense of reality was followed, and the results of thinking about how each background could have cinematic continuity even in the event of going back and forth between the ground and the air was reflected in the lighting, art setting, and shooting method. . Here, the collaboration between the art team and the special effects team was important in producing the airplane set that would be the site of the disaster. The art team worked on the set based on the body and parts of an actual airplane airlifted from abroad. In addition, as there are sequences that rotate the entire set by 360 degrees, attention was paid to safety to prevent possible injuries to the actors in advance. The special effects team put the best technology into the set that the art team had solidly built so that the high-flying sequence and the zero-gravity sequence could be realized like a real situation. The lighting team, which made the most of the light inside the real airplane, excluded artificial or distorted lighting, and added realism to the real sky through high-sensitivity shooting. In addition, the 'flicker effect' created by the movement of the sun and clouds was taken advantage of by focusing on the design of the light to give the audience the feeling that they are moving on an actual plane. In response to these details, the actors praised the perfect production, saying, "It felt like filming in a real airplane, so I was able to feel the overwhelming sense of reality."

The realistically completed film <Emergency Declaration> through organic collaboration with all production teams will give the audience a more vivid experience than ever before.


Complete the extreme realism!
Implementation of a super-large airplane set that rotates 360 degrees for the first time in Korea

The movie <Declaration of Emergency> took on a new challenge through the screen for the first time in Korea. In cooperation with a Hollywood set manufacturer, an actual large airplane was airlifted from the United States, and the set was made using the body and parts of the airplane. Director Han Jae-rim said, “We focused on realism. I made it so that the audience did not feel that 'the plane was fake' while watching the movie, and I used a gimbal to shoot with movement.

The production team of <Declaration of Emergency> completed a gimbal that would rotate the airplane set 360 degrees and put it into filming. It is not only the first case of filming while rotating a real-size aircraft set with a rolling gimbal made with a diameter of 7m and a length of 12m, but also a unique production that is hard to find in foreign countries. The production team went through a total production period of about 60 days, excluding the drawing work, as the airplane set rotates 360 degrees and calculates the changing load. Art director Lee Mok-won, who worked on the KTX set for <Train to Busan> and then produced the airplane set for <Declaration of Emergency>, said, “There were a lot of parts and the process was complicated. In addition to the general gimbal, the rigidity of the set was also important because a lot of shooting equipment such as a rolling gimbal, 6-axis motion base gimbal, and air bounce had to be used. Every little part was taken care of, and safety tests were completed after all parts were assembled. I thought it was safe to say that it was not excessive, so I checked it more thoroughly until the end.”

In addition, a more realistic set was completed through the details reinforced by inviting the current aircraft captain as an expert advisor. Song Seok-ho, the current pilot of T'way's airline, said, "The plane that is set in this movie is a Boeing 777. Among them, some devices were added as advice to express the fact that the aircraft has been used for more than 30 years.” Captain Song Seok-ho said, “In order to express the initial model, the electric power of the captain and first officer was changed manually. In addition, while the device for inputting flight information is usually white, it appears green in the movie, but it is a result of reflecting the details of the actual early model.”

Handheld shooting, which will transfer the visual dynamism to the screen, is also essential. A set made using a real airplane is rotated using a rolling gimbal, and it is handheld to give the audience a special sense of immersion that has never been experienced on the screen. Director Han Jae-rim said, “It was filmed 100% handheld. I want you to watch our movie with the feeling of 'I feel like I'm on a plane right now' instead of 'This is a movie'."

Three continuity, detailed pre-visual
Weaving the story of the earth and the sky into one

The story of <Emergency Declaration> proceeds with the situation of the two spaces intersecting, on the ground and in the sky. Detailed storytelling was more important than any other film in order to seamlessly connect the scenes on the ground and in the air. Director Han Jae-rim said, “There was a lot of CG, and there were a lot of intersections of space. I tried to perfect everything from how the shots and cuts were divided, the angle of view, the characters’ emotions, props, and even the costumes.” He added, “I felt like I had already filmed a movie with the key staff during the continuation process. Thanks to meticulously working on the full story three times, I was able to shoot almost 100% of the story as it was.” informed that it could be done. Director Lee Sung-hwan said, “The director wanted a realistic approach. I worked on a continuity that suited it, and I never took a cut that went beyond the continuity.”
In addition to this, <Emergency Declaration> has also strengthened the pre-visual and pre-CG work. In order for the actors to be more immersed in the character, a high-quality free visual was pre-produced based on the storyline. Director Han Jae-rim said, "Before filming, I explained the situation to the actors through the free visual, and this process helped to enrich the actors' imagination." told

In addition, as the limited space of an aircraft was used as one of the main backgrounds, the exterior of the aircraft was realized with an LED screen to maximize the realism. An LED screen was installed outside the cockpit window, and the actual outside scenery was expressed in pre-CG work and VFX, so that the LED screen that the actual VFX is transmitted to when the actors are performing is captured in the camera. CG manager Hong Jeong-ho said, “We measured the size of the gimbal as well as how much the movement of the gimbal had an effect, and designed and installed an LED screen suitable for it. We discussed with the cinematographer and lighting director how to prepare the videos from the LED screen. Not only did we consider details such as brightness, but we also worked delicately on the images to be sent to the LED screen through DI.”

The production of <Declaration of Emergency>, which contains the worries and challenges of all the staff, from three full story works, perfect pre-visual production, and VFX using LED screens, will make the audience immerse themselves in the story in an instant.

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