(South Korea | 2017 | 140 minutes | In Korean with English Subtitles | Fantasy, Drama - Rated PG-13 for Parental Guidance)
Starring: Ha Jung-woo, Cha Tae-hyun, Ju Ji-hoon, Kim Hyang-gi
When firefighter Kim Ja-hong dies unexpectedly in the line of duty, he’s greeted by three guardians who are his escorts through the afterlife. He is informed that because he was a paragon of virtue in life, he’s eligible for reincarnation, as long as he’s acquitted in seven trials on seven levels of hell proving that he lived a noble life. A spectacularly bold and uplifting modern fairy tale, the largest part of Along With the Gods takes place in the fantastic, over-the-top afterlife, populated with gods punishing sins of the deceased. Its story is reminiscent of A Christmas Carol, with the main character being lead through his past and present to future reincarnation. On the way, he explores consequences of his past actions that complicate his paragon status. Underneath the fantastic layer, riddled with fights, gods and ghosts, it's ultimately a family melodrama with serious moral dilemmas, touching upon such subjects as euthanasia, military abuse and covered-up murders. Based on the wildly popular webcomic, the film is a star-studded, action-packed fantasy epic about life, death, rebirth, and the unseen forces that guide us through all.