1987: When the Day Comes

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We chose change.

South Korean historical drama about the June '87 Democracy Movement which begot the end of Chun Doo-hwan's military regime.

The unlawful interrogation and death of university student Park Jong-Chul inspires ordinary citizens to fight for the truth and bring about justice.

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Directed by

  • Joon-hwan Jang('Save the Green Planet!', 'Hwayi: A Monster Boy', 'Camellia')

Written by

Drama, True Story & Biography, Historical, World Cinema


Rating: M Violence, offensive language & content that may disturb

Korean with English subtitles

South Korea

Los Angeles Times


Here's an admirable dot-connecting quality to "1987," akin to HBO's "The Wire," as it wends from backroom scheming among powerful men to street riots starring an angry public ...

Variety (USA)


A compelling depiction of how brave individuals from all walks of life mobilised a whole nation to bring a recalcitrant dictator and his henchmen to their knees.