“Juror 8” has released stills showcasing Park Hyung Sik in his first feature film ahead of its May 15 premiere!
The story of ordinary people who are far from the law is shaking the plate already woven with common sense and collective intellect, and looking for the truth gives a touch and pleasure.
On the day of the first public participation trial in which public attention is focused. Eight jurors are gathered in one place, both professionally and aged. The trial is a sentence with only guilty sentences remaining in the sentence. The defendant is the son who brutally murdered her mother. There are witnesses who witnessed confessions and crimes, and tools used in crime.
But the trial does not flow as expected. The young businessman Nam Woo (Park Hyung-sik), who went to the court to apply for personal rehabilitation late and jumped 8 times, is questioning the guilty itself. The jury (bureaucrats) is to judge the court (moon-soo) to disagree again after the crime.
A junior law student who is a late student, a lawyer who takes care of her husband for 10 years, an obscure actor who is more interested in daily affairs than a judge, a housewife who must go home early, a secretary general of a large company that boasts knowledge, and a normal twenties. Those who have not judged the sin of their lives for ever.
They are looking at the events in their living environment and their situation and giving opinions. The space in which eight people gather is a social miniature. Even in a short conversation, the difference between the rich and the poor is revealed. It is also the aspect of our society that we are willing to follow the popular opinion.
However, Min-woo persistently looks into the records of the investigation and questions the circumstances of the case. When you say everyone is guilty, they claim to be innocent. The minority opinion cracks slightly in the general opinion, and the trial which seemed to have already tilted playground visits the balance weight again.
The film shows what legal justice is and how careful judgments must be made to determine a person’s life. It reminds me of the importance of abandoning the courage and prejudice to ask questions and accepting the question.
The film is as close to the subject as it is, but it is as pleasant as a fountain pole. It can be monotonous because it develops mainly in conversation in a limited space, but it brings together fun and lively character with strong character. The fact that the jury and the audience are at the same level of eye also resonates with each other.
There is an unforgettable moment. It is for the dramatic reversal, but it is the attorney and the examination which does not raise the question in the original investigation, and it feels that the fantasy setting which it is not in the same degree is also the same. Some characters are drawn too flat.
The pole-centered character is Moonso-ri, who is the chief judge. He shows not only charisma but also intellectual charm, humanity, anguish. The performance of the thin-walled style that challenged the first screen is worth a passing score.
The director, Hong Seung-wan, who made his feature film debut, said he wrote a scenario based on the murder case, which was a real public participation trial in 2008, by looking at 80 similar cases and judgments.