‘Ashfall’ (백두산) is a 2019 South Korean disaster movie written and directed by Lee Hae-Jun and Kim Byung-Seo.
The film revolves around a group of individuals who are tasked with managing a volcano eruption on Baekdu Mountain. The cast includes Lee Byung-Hun, Ha Jung-Woo, Ma Dong-Seok, Jeon Hye-Jin, and Bae Suzy.
Synopsis: A volcano on Baekdu Mountain suddenly erupts. Pandemonium ensues on the Korean peninsula, with more eruptions predicted in the area. To prevent another disaster, Jeon Yoo Kyung plans an operation based on a theory by Professor Kang Bong Rae. He had has studied Baekdu Mountain and its possible eruptions. Jo In Chang is the captain of a special forces team. He is tasked to take part in the operation, which holds the fates of South and North Korea in the balance. Jo In Chang contacts Lee Joon Pyeong who is part of the Ministry of People’s Armed Forces of North Korea. Meanwhile, Jo In Chang’s wife Choi Ji Young is alone in Seoul. She struggles to survive against the disaster.
‘Ashfall’ opens across South Korea in December 2019.
Synopsis by AsianWiki.