The Center for Korean Studies fall 2011 film series wraps up November 15 with a showing of The Last Witness ìµœí›„ì˜ ì •ì¸, a 1980 work directed by Lee Doo-Young. The screening begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Center auditorium. It is free and open to the public.
This version of The Last Witness is the Korea Film Archive restoration of a movie known to have been radically cut because of censorship at the time of its original release. The story begins with a detectiveâ€™s investigation of a murder and turns into a suspenseful journey through a tortuous series of events that include conspiracies, violent clashes of characters, and the unraveling of a secret kept hidden for twenty years, ending ultimately with the detectiveâ€™s suicide out of guilt at having been the cause of a family tragedy. More information about the film is available on the Korea Film Archive Web site (http://www.koreafilm.org/feature/100_63.asp).
For further information, telephone the Center for Korean Studies at (808) 956‑7041. These film exhibitions are presented with the support of the Timothy and Miriam Wee Memorial Fund at the Center for Korean Studies.