Ashfall (백두산) 

Ashfall (백두산) 

Post-screening conversation with Dr. Seung Hee Kim, Associate Director, Institute for Earth, Computing, Human and Observing (ECHO) at Chapman University

A sudden eruption of the volcano Mount Baekdu, located on the border between North Korea and China, endangers the entire Korean Peninsula with massive earthquakes. The next eruptions to follow must be stopped or the utter obliteration will sweep through the Peninsula. In-chang, an explosive ordnance disposal expert, Bong-rae, a professor whose research predicted the eruption but had never been taken seriously, and Joon-pyeong, a spy in the North Korean army, come together to prevent this horrific possibility. Ashfall is a disaster epic boosted with spectacular visual and audio components aligned with a compelling storyline. 

DIRECTED BY: Lee Hae-jun, Kim Byung-seo. WRITTEN BY: Lee Hae-jun, Kim Byung-seo, Kim Tae-yoon. WITH: Lee Byung-hun, Ha Jung-woo, Ma Dong-suk, Jeon Hae-jin. 2019. 130 min. South Korea. Color. Korean. DCP. 

Academy Museum film programming generously funded by the Richard Roth Foundation. 

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