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Emergency Declaration [비상선언]: The COVID scare racks up ₩3.3billion on opening day!

Filmed before the COVID-19 pandemic took shape, “Emergency Declaration” is the latest Korean adrenaline rush that crams all the COVID-19 scares into a 2.5 hours wild airline disaster. Led by the legendary director, Han Jae-Rim - best known for directing 'The Face Reader in 2013 - the 13th Highest Grossing Film in South Korea - it is no wonder that this drama flick is filling up the theatres in South Korea.

The film not only comprises of a great script and an award-winning director, but its cast members are two Cannes-winning actors Song Kang-ho [lead actor in Oscar winner 'Parasite'], and Jeon Do-yeon, along with Lee Byung-hun, Kim Nam-gil, Im Si-wan, Kim So-jin and Park Hae-joon. When asked at a press conference on working with so many stars, Han said 'I could not believe it at first...I was confused whether I was shooting one film or seven different films at a time. I felt honored and appreciated it." In just a matter of 6 days, the film has managed to bag ₩ 15 billion with a cumulative audience of roughly 1.5 million.

Director Han Jae-rim of "Emergency Declaration," speaks during a press conference to promote the film project at a Seoul hotel on June 20, 2022. (Yonhap)

Han Jae has been responsible for several masterpieces in the Korean film industry. Also, he has a wide breadth of genres under his arsenal - from drama to crime to sci-fi, he has mastered the direction craft. His illustrious career has brought forth ₩ 144 billion and approx 19.5 million Korean cinemagoers.

Make sure you don't miss this drama flick! Have a look at the trailer and see yourself!

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