Two North Korean Soldiers are shot dead along the lines of the Joint Security Area. A Neutral Nations Officer is called in to investigate the matter and discovers that there is something much bigger that what may lie on the surface.

Berlin International Film Festival, 2001
Official Competition

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, 2001

Fantasia International Film Festival, 2001
Best Asian Film

Seattle International Film Festival, 2001
Special Jury Prize

Deauville Asian Film Festival, 2001
Jury Prize, Popular Choice, Best Actor

Stockholm International Film Festival, 2001

By the director of


Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance




Quentin Tarantino named the film as one of his 
20 favorite films since 1992

IMDb: 7,9 from 19 045 users

Rotten Tomatoes: 75% of positive reviews

“A highly atmospheric mystery-drama, Joint Security Area is a timely, accessible slice of quality mainstream cinema that further confirms the commercial maturity of the peninsula’s southern industry. Production design is outstanding in its realism.”


“An important film and, more importantly, a solidly entertaining one that also happens to have something to say. Joint Security Area is a film that deserves far greater attention.”


Park Chan-wook
2000 | South Korea | War, Thriller, Drama | 110'