The Last Day

The Last Day

The Last Day or Tsunami in Quebec (海 雲臺 , Haeundae ) is a South Korean disaster film written and directed by Yun Je-gyun , released in 2009 .


Lee Min-Ki is awarded the Best New Actor Award at the PaekSang Arts Awards in 2010 for his role in this film.


In the middle of spring 2008, underwater earthquakes may cause a tsunami on Haeundae , a city in South Korea : the authorities do not want to hear anything and refuse to evacuate the beaches where there are one million visitors as every year.

More and more violent, the tsunami becomes what is called a megatsunami …

Technical sheet

  • International Title: The Last Day
  • Quebec title: Tsunami
  • Original title: 海 雲臺 , Haeundae
  • Director: Yun Je-gyun
  • Scenario: Yun Je-gyun
  • Art Director: Nanci Starr
  • Sets: Dean Backer
  • Costumes: Kim Jong-won
  • Photography: Kim Young-Ho
  • Editing: Shin Min-kyeong
  • Music: Lee Byeong-woo
  • Special Effects: Richard Clot , Andrew Heron , Philip Heron , Ken Mieding , Brad Moore and Geoffrey R. Heron
  • Production: David S. Dranitzke and Lee Ji-seung
  • Production Company: Doosabu Film and Polygon Entertainment
  • Distribution Company: CJ Entertainment (South Korea) , Cine-Asia (Canada) and Wild Bunch (France)
  • Country of Origin: South Korea
  • Original language: korea
  • Format: color – 2.35: 1 • 35 mm (anamorphic) – Dolby Digital
  • Genre: Catastrophe
  • Duration: 120 minutes – 129 minutes ( Director’s cut ) and 103 minutes (International version)
  • Release dates:
    •  South Korea 
    •  la France , on DVD


  • Kyung-gu Sol : (VF: Erwin Grunspann) Man-sik
  • Ha Ji-won : (YV: Audrey D’Hulster ) Yeon-hee
  • Park Joong-hoon : (VF: Frédéric Meaux ) Hwi
  • Uhm Jung-hwa : (YV: Alexandra Corréa) Yoo-jin
  • Lee Min-Ki : (VF: Maxime Donnay) Hyung-sik
  • Kang Ye-won : (MF: Melissa Windal ) Hi-mi
  • Kim In-kwon : (VF: Pierre Lognay) Dong-choon

Home Review

In the United States , The Last Day receives a mixed critical welcome [ref. necessary] . Internet Movie Database gave him a rating of 5.7 / 10.

In France , the film receives an unfavorable critical reception [ref. necessary] .



Screenwriter and director Yun Je-gyun was inspired by the December 26, 2004 tsunami in Indonesia , as he explains : 1 “I was in Haeundae at the time and I was wondering what would happen if a tsunami like this was falling on this beach which sees each summer about a million tourists. That’s what gave birth to the film. ”

He therefore sets himself the challenge of staging a disaster film like Hollywood blockbusters.


Haeundae Beach , where much of the action takes place.

Filming started on on the beaches of Haeundae (in Pusan , South Korea) before moving to the United States infor special effects 2 and ended onin San Francisco 3 .

Special effects

Two hundred experts in special effects American, among others that have implemented successful films as The Day After of Roland Emmerich (2004), The Perfect Storm Wolfgang Petersen (2000) or the Star Wars of the 2000s , are went to South Korea to create the most realistic tsunami possible 1 .


The soundtrack is Lee Byung Woo , known for making music for the films of Bong Joon-ho Mother (2010) and The Host (2006) and Two Sisters of Kim Jee-woon (2003).


  • Award for Best New Actor Lee Min-ki at the 2010 PaekSang Arts Awards réf.  desired]

Notes and references

  1. ↑ a and b The Last Day : Around the film ”  [ archive ] , on , (accessed July 27, 2010 ) .
  2. ↑ (in) Han Sunhee, ” CJ to finance, co-produce ‘Haeundae’ ”  [ archive ] , on , (accessed July 27, 2010 ) .
  3. ↑ (in) Kim Song-ho, ” HAEUNDAE Wraps Filming ”  [ archive ] , on , (accessed July 27, 2010 ) .

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