Trainees by day, detectives by night: MIDNIGHT RUNNERS

[19.53, 13/5/2024] Jula: Released in 2017, “Midnight Runners” (Hangul: “청년경찰”) is a South Korean action-comedy film directed by Jason Kim (Kim Ju-hwan) and starring top South Korean actor Park Seo-joon as Ki-joon and Kang Ha-neul as Hee-yeol.

“Midnight Runners” tells the story of two young men who are currently studying at the police academy, Ki-joon and Hee-yeol, where they are involved in investigating a kidnapping case that leads to human trafficking. The case was carried out by a mafia syndicate and a fertility clinic by carrying out work. Likewise, they kidnap women to extract their eggs and sell them for very high prices. When Ki-joon and Hee-yeol realize that the police system is too slow to respond to the case, they decide to investigate it themselves using their own help Very different skills, Ki-joon is brave and impulsive and Hee-yeol is smart and analytical, they chase the kidnapper’s trail, facing threats and dangers along the way, but along the way they realize that the more they dig up, the more terrifying the truth of the case becomes the kidnapping and the more obstacles that must be faced.
[19.53, 13/5/2024] Jula: This film is highly recommended to watch for all genre groups, especially those of you who are lovers of the action-comedy genre who are in need of entertainment because this film can be said to have a light plot, not too heavy, and you don’t have to think too hard. However, this doesn’t mean that this film is boring, on the contrary, while watching it you will be presented with various stories that are exciting, refreshing, entertaining and of course full of color.

Apart from presenting an entertaining comedy action, the film Midnight Runners also touches on various relevant themes that contain many values. One of the values ​​that can be taken from this film is about friendship. Ki-joon and Hee-yeol are two very different characters both in personality and background, but their friendship can and continues to grow as they face various obstacles together. They learn to respect each other’s strengths and weaknesses and provide support to each other in difficult situations. This illustrates the importance of having friends who can be relied on in life and who can provide moral and emotional support in facing problems.

Apart from that, this film also highlights perseverance and determination. Even though they are just police students, Ki-joon and Hee-yeol never give up in pursuing justice and catching criminals. They dare to face various challenges and even risk their lives in order to fulfill their duties as prospective police officers. This teaches us about the importance of acting in accordance with moral values ​​and fighting for virtue even in impossible situations.

Not only that, “Midnight Runners” also raises the theme of justice. Ki-joon and Hee-yeol find themselves involved in the complex and corrupt criminal world around them. However, they remained committed to the principles of justice and did not give up in their efforts to bring the perpetrators of the crime to justice. It can remind us of the importance of fighting for justice, even when it seems impossible or unprofitable.

Thus, “Midnight Runners” is not just an entertaining comedy action film, but also contains deep moral messages about friendship, steadfastness and justice that can be taken and applied in everyday life.


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