“A masterclass in throat-squeezing, stomach-knotting suspense… loaded with smart plot twists, dark humour and high-gloss visuals.” – Hollywood Reporter
Called into work from his own mother’s funeral, homicide detective Ko Gun-su manages to run over and kill a pedestrian. Half-drunk and panicky, he decides that the best thing to do is to load the body into the boot of his car and then dispose of it later that night – it’s a swift, steep descent from there, as he plunges headlong into a web of corruption, duplicity and revenge.
Debuting at this year’s Cannes to rapturous critical acclaim, A Hard Day is the masterfully controlled sophomore feature from rising Korean director Kim Seong-hun. A grimly farcical satire of Korean cronyism that’s filled to the brim with tension, vicious twists and heart-racing thrills, A Hard Day is the crime thriller distilled to its most potent, pulsating essence.