The Truth Beneath


The Main 5 Fri, Apr 14, 2017 7:00 PM
Uptown Theatre Sat, Apr 15, 2017 4:00 PM
The Main 5 Sun, Apr 30, 2017 3:40 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$13.00
Youth (25 & Under/Box Office Only):$8.00
Film Info
Guest Attending:Yes
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Programs:Asian Frontiers
Women and Film
Asian Interest
Family Drama
Women Directors
Best of Fest
Voice Category:Thrill Me Chill Me
Release Year:2016
Runtime:103 min
Festivals & Awards:Audience Award - Paris Korean Film Festival
Best Director and Best Actress - Korean Association of Film Critics Awards
Best Actress - Buil Film Awards
Country/Region:South Korea
Website:Official Website
Print Source:CJ Entertainment
Director:Lee Kyoung-mi
Producer:Lee Kyoung-mi
Cinematographer:Ju Sung-lim
Screenwriter:Lee Kyoung-mi
Park Chan-wook
Jung Seo-kyung
Kim Da-young
Jung So-young
Editor:Park Gok-ji
Composer:Choi Tae-young
Principal Cast:Son Ye-jin
Kim Joo-hyuck
Choi Yu-hwa
Han Cheol-woo
Kim Eui-sung
Filmography:Crush and Blush ('08)


Director Lee Kyoung-mi Attending

Determined to become a politician, former news anchor Jong-chan has fought to secure the Korea Party’s nomination in Daeson, readying to battle lawmaker Noh Jae-soon (Kim Eui-song) in the coming election. Things take a turn for the strange when his daughter Min-jin suddenly disappears. To her mother’s horror, Jong-chan decides to wait a day before officially reporting her missing, fearing that the scandal will rock this already leaky boat. Min-jin’s anxious mother Yeon-hong takes matters into her own hands by going to the police and investigating on her own, hunting through her daughter’s emails and sketchbooks, obtaining police records, and talking to the girl’s teacher Son So-ra, and closest friend Mi-ok. When her investigation uncovers a darker side to local politics, no one is spared, in this moody and tense sophomore feature by Lee Kyoung-mi, co-written by Park Chan-wook.

”Riveting… a sumptuous and anarchic political thriller, kidnap drama, suspenseful whodunnit and kaleidoscopic descent into delirium. - Screenanarchy

”’The Truth Beneath’ is an exceptionally well told mystery. - The Hollywood News

Director's Biography

Born in 1973, Lee Kyoung-mi majored in filmmaking at the Korea National University of Arts. She became a prolific short filmmaker, racking up five short films before working as a scriptwriter and assistant director on Park Chan-wook’s Sympathy for Lady Vengeance. Her first feature was Crush and Blush ('08).

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