S Korean torture film raises ghost of military past

October 5, 2012 by admin
Filed under: Film, Torture 

Busan, South Korea: A film based on the memoir of a democracy activist who was tortured in the 1980s by South Korea’s military rulers is provoking discussion about the country’s not-so-distant authoritarian past and the influence it will have on this year’s Presidential election.

“National Security,” which premieres on Saturday at the Busan International Film Festival, tells the story of Kim Geun-tae, who endured 22 days of torture in a notorious Seoul interrogation room because of alleged links to North Korea and a plot to overthrow South Korea’s military regime.

It is due for nationwide release in November, just a month before the country votes in a Presidential race being contested by Park Geun-hye, the daughter of military dictator Park Chung-hee, who ruled the country for 18 years until his assassination.

Read more: http://www.ndtv.com/article/world/s-korean-torture-film-raises-ghost-of-military-past-276110


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