CKS Fall Film Series Wraps Up November 15 with ‘The Last Witness’

The Cen­ter for Kore­an Stud­ies fall 2011 film series wraps up Novem­ber 15 with a show­ing of The Last Wit­ness 최후의 정인, 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 detective’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 detective’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.