In the DMZ separating North and South Korea, two North Korean soldiers have been killed, supposedly by one South Korean soldier. But the 11 bullets found in the bodies, together with the 5 remaining bullets in the assassin's magazine clip, amount to 16 bullets for a gun that should normally hold 15 bullets. The investigating Swiss/Swedish team from the neutral countries overseeing the DMZ suspects that another, unknown party was involved - all of which points to some sort of cover up. The truth is much simpler and much more tragic.
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Joint Security Area is a Korean film from 2000. Multiple murders take place at the DMZ that separates North and South Korea. An investigation is launched by the Swiss to avert a potential disaster.
As the Swiss Major (She is also Korean) digs into the facts and evidence, she sees that there are inconsistencies between the survivors and the witnesses for both the North and the South. Why is this happening? It will take all of her skills to find out why.
JSA has some really strong moments. I particularly enjoyed the flashbacks of the crime and some of t he other back story that was developed. That being said, some of the film was a little too sappy. This was a minor negative. All in all though, Joint Security Area is a pretty solid piece. The final shot is very memorable.