Park Kwang-hyun’s first film in 12 years and his follow-up to his now classic Korean War drama Welcome to Dongmakgol, is a high-octane revenge fantasy that straddles genres and forms, packing a rapid-fire plot into two hours of visual excess. Fabricated City hits the ground running with a dizzying virtual battle promptly and superbly won by “Captain” Kwon Yu (Ji Chang-wook) and his team of fellow game geeks, called “Resurrection.” A champion in the gaming world, Kwon is otherwise an unemployed ne’er-do-well. After he is framed for the rape and murder of a minor and sentenced to life in prison, he escapes with the unexpected help of a serial killer, triggering a nationwide manhunt. Convinced of Kwon’s innocence, the “Resurrection” team reunites to help their old video game partner, and soon they uncover evidence of an unimaginable conspiracy.
Presented with the support of Korean Cultural Center New York