Wednesday, May 9, 7:00 PM @ AMC River East 21


Director: Kim Yong-hwa

Starring: Ha Jung-woo, Cha Tae-hyun, Ju Ji-hoon, and Kim Hyang-gi

Film Source: WellgoUSA

South Korea | 2017 | 139 Minutes | in Korean w/English subs | Genre: Action/Adventure/Drama

Synopsis: Having died unexpectedly, firefighter Ja-hong is taken to the afterlife by 3 afterlife guardians. Only when he passes 7 trials over 49 days and proves he was innocent in human life, he's able to reincarnate, and his 3 afterlife guardians are by his side to defend him in trial. Written by Lotte Entertainment


"Taking a page from Buddhist dogma involving karma, judgment and rebirth and spinning an achingly sincere afterlife adventure from it, director Kim Yong-hwa returns from a four-year hiatus with a three-hanky weepy that’s not nearly as grating as it should be."...Written by Elizabeth Kerr

"Kim Yong-hwa’s delirious fantasy “Along With the Gods: The Two Worlds” is a harmless romp flirting at profundity without coming close. But it certainly offers plenty to occupy the eye. Rarely has a director so reveled in the possibilities of digital effects (with the exception of Robert Rodriguez during his “Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl” period). That said, story clarity and emotional depth tend to evaporate amid the visual pyrotechnics."...Written by ANDY WEBSTER

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