THE WHISTLEBLOWER | 제보자
North American Premiere
South Korea, 2014
Running Time: 113 minutes
Language: Korean with English subtitles
Director: Yim Soon-rye
Cast: Park Hae-il, Lee Gyeong-yeong, Yu Yeon-seok, Park Won-sang, Ryu Hyeon-gyeong
Showtimes: Tuesday, July 7, 8:45pm at Walter Reade Theatre
Yim Soon-rye (one of Korea’s few female directors) turns in the All The President’s Men of biotechnology with The Whistleblower, a powerhouse thriller based on the true story of one of the biggest scientific frauds of the 21st century. Dr. Lee is a thoughtful scientist whose pioneering work with cloned stem cells is spurring talk of the Nobel prize. He is also a monster who has faked his research and when a TV producer gets involved, The Whistle Blower becomes a white-knuckle thriller where secret phone calls, boardroom confrontations, DNA analysis, and conversations that contain double, and sometimes triple, meanings are assembled into a high-performance engine designed to flood your brain with outrage. Not since Michael Mann directed The Insider has the world of corporate medical research seemed so out of control, so bleak, and so deadly.
Director Yim Soon-Rye will attend the screening.
Presented with the support of Korean Cultural Service in New York. Co-presented with The Korea Society.