Synopsis by Perry Seibert
Kim Sang-jin' action comedy Gwangbokjeol Teuksa (Jail Breakers) features two big stars in Korean cinema. Seol Gyeong-gu portrays Yu Jae-pil, a small time grifter whose 14-month sentence has been stretched to eight years due to his numerous bungled escape attempts. Upon learning that his girlfriend intends to marry another man on Independence Day, Yu resolves to escape once again. He teams up with Choi Mu-seok (Cha Seung-won), a hardened inmate who has spent years building a tunnel with a spoon. They escape, only to learn that they were to be released on Independence Day as part of a goodwill program. They must return to the prison to be officially released, but before the go back Yu Jae-pil takes drastic measures in regard to his girlfriend. Jail Breakers was screened at the Pusan Film Festival.
con-artist, escape, girlfriend, tunnel