The must-see South Korean film at the Hawaii International Film Festival’s Spring Showcase is the opening-night film, “The Prison,” screening at 8 p.m. Friday at Dole Cannery Stadium 18. Directed by Na Hyeon, the Hawaii premiere of “The Prison” has an all-star cast of Rae-won Kim (“Doctors”), Suk-gyu Han (“Romantic Doctor”), Kyoung-young Lee and Jae-yoon Jo. The Hawaii premiere coincides with the official release date in South Korea. For more information, click here.
Here is a synopsis provided by HIFF: “In a maximum-security prison, an underground network has been set up in which inmates are hired to sneak out at night to commit perfect crimes. Yoo-Gun is a new inmate and former detective who was framed for crimes he didn’t commit. Ik-Ho, the prison gang leader, sees a future for the hot-tempered Yoo-Gun in the prison conspiracy where crime and corruption go hand-in-hand for political and financial gain.”