Hostage: Missing Celebrity
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At the 16th edition of Five Flavors, as last year, there is a system of booking seats at cinema screenings for accreditation and pass holders. It is important to us that we take care not to overcrowd the rooms and avoid queues at the entrance.
Only a reservation guarantees you a seat at a screening!
The reservation system is very simple and is based on similar principles as buying tickets for individual screenings - just login to your account, visit the page of the selected film and click "book". Detailed information can be found below.
Please make reservations only for the screenings you wish to attend. Reservations can be cancelled, even at the last minute - please remember this and always cancel your reservation if you cancel your screening - this will allow other viewers to use the available space.
Reservations will be possible from Tuesday, 15 November from 12:00 p.m. for all the festival's films.
Reservation of seats
for pass and accreditation holders
Tuesday, November 15, 12:00 pm
If you decide to attend a screening at the last minute or for any other reason you do not book in advance, and there are seats available in the auditorium, your booking will be made "automatically" at the entrance to the auditorium after scanning your pass.
For most of the screenings there will be free seats before the show itself. However, please pay special attention to the screenings of Edward Yang's works and the screenings of those films that we only show in the cinema - we expect the highest attendance at these screenings.
This year, you will also be able to use an electronic pass by presenting it to ticket takers on your phone screen.
A chance meeting with film megastar Hwang Jung-min is an opportunity a ruthless gang of kidnappers is not about to miss. They abduct the actor and hide him in their lair in the middle of nowhere. They have a foolproof plan and are on track to a payout of a lifetime. All their hostage can do is put faith in the police and his agent or… his own wits and acting skills.
Hostage: Missing Celebrity is a clever remake of a Chinese film noir Saving Mr. Wu starring Andy Lau, but it is far more entertaining than the 2015 original. Pil turned the movie into an explosive, fast-paced blockbuster with Hwang’s absolutely brilliant character. One of the biggest Korean stars is having a blast playing himself and making references to his iconic roles. Thanks to its powerful action scenes, dark humor, and intelligent reflections, Hostage: Missing Celebrity confirms what we have known for years – nobody makes action films better than the Korean! The film was a huge box office hit in Korea.
Born in 1977, Korean screenwriter and director. Author of the short films You Promised Me and Room 211. Hostage: Missing Celebrity is his full-length debut.