Emergency Declaration is a realistic airline disaster movie about a plane struck by an unprecedented crisis and forced to call for an unconditional emergency landing. The film initially premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in 2021 and earned a surprising 10-minute standing ovation. In addition to the “beyond imagination” yet “chillingly realistic” storyline, the prominent actors involved make this highly-anticipated film worth waiting for. But now the wait is over; we can watch Emergency Declaration premiere on tvN on January 23.
Letter from the Director and Production Crew of EMERGENCY DECLARATION
Emergency Declaration is a film that began development and preproduction in 2019, opened shooting in 2020 during the pandemic, and received its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in the summer of 2021. There is a spoiler within this work that is very closely related to the current situation facing the world. We intend to provide as little information as possible to viewers waiting for this film to maximize their enjoyment and immersion in the story.
Therefore, we would like to humbly request that all who see this film during its world premiere please refrain from revealing any important details about the plot, the climax, and the film’s ending. We hope that in this unprecedented crisis that has brought such difficulties and troubles to the entire world, Emergency Declaration may provide hope and comfort to all who see it.
EMERGENCY DECLARATION Synopsis
If an aircraft faces a potential disaster, and the pilot determines that normal flight can no longer be maintained, an ‘Emergency Declaration’ is issued to call for an unconditional landing.
Emergency Declaration is a realistic airline disaster movie about a plane facing a never-before-experienced crisis, leading the pilot to call for an unconditional emergency landing.
Veteran chief police detective In-ho receives a tip about a man threatening a terrorist attack against a plane. While investigating, he discovers that the suspect has actually boarded flight no. KI501.
Despite his aviophobia, Jae-hyuk decides to go to Hawaii for the sake of his daughter’s health. However, at the airport, he is distracted by a strange man who hangs around, menacingly speaking to them.
Flight no. KI501 departs Incheon Airport for Hawaii, but soon afterward, a man dies for mysterious reasons. Fear and chaos spread quickly, not only inside the plane but also on land.
Hearing this news, Transport Minister Sook-hee sets up a counterterrorism task force and calls an emergency meeting to find a way to land the airplane.
An Outstanding Film that Predicted Everything
Director Han Jae-rim developed and prepared this film before the advent of COVID-19. Writing the screenplay in pre-pandemic times, all the actors described it as “a story that transcends imagination.” Ironically, however, in the aftermath of COVID-19, it has become a “chillingly realistic screenplay.”
The film Emergency Declaration begins when a suspicious man boards an airplane, and soon afterward, a passenger dies of unexplained causes. After being tormented by unexplained, painful symptoms and then quickly dying, the rest of the passengers on the plane are gripped by fear and panic. Unable to escape from a plane that has already taken off, the passengers and the flight crew cannot avoid the slowly impending disaster.
Among the passengers, a man named Jae-hyuk (Lee Byung-hun), who suffers from fear of flying, seizes hold of his emotions to protect his daughter and to help solve the crisis. News reports appear about an unfolding disaster on a plane, leaving family members on the ground and the general public in shock. The veteran police detective In-ho (Song Kang-ho), who had to cancel his vacation with his wife and remain behind in Korea as she boarded the plane, desperately tries to find a solution to the crisis from the ground. The emotions of the innocent passengers on the plane who don’t deserve to die and to try desperately to survive will echo the fear people worldwide felt after fighting for two years against COVID-19.
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