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The Tower: A Korean Disaster Movie with a Heart

The Tower is a 2012 South Korean disaster film directed by Kim Ji-hoon and starring Sol Kyung-gu, Son Ye-jin and Kim Sang-kyung. The film depicts the events that unfold on Christmas Eve at a luxury skyscraper complex called Tower Sky, where a fire breaks out and threatens the lives of thousands of residents and guests. The Tower is a thrilling and emotional movie that explores the themes of courage, sacrifice, family and love in the face of a catastrophe.

Plot Summary

The film begins with a helicopter spraying artificial snow over Tower Sky, a twin-tower complex that is the pride of Seoul. Lee Dae-ho (Sol Kyung-gu) is a single father and a manager at the complex, who has a crush on Seo Yoon-hee (Son Ye-jin), the restaurant manager. His daughter Ha-na (Jo Min-ah) wants him to marry Yoon-hee, but he is hesitant to confess his feelings. Meanwhile, Kang Young-ki (Kim Sang-kyung) is the leader of a firefighting team that is assigned to inspect the safety of Tower Sky. He is estranged from his wife, who works as a violinist at the complex.


On Christmas Eve, Tower Sky hosts a lavish party for its VIP guests, including the chairman of the complex, Mr. Jo (Cha In-pyo). However, a faulty wiring causes a fire to ignite in one of the helicopters, which crashes into Tower 1 and sets it ablaze. The fire spreads rapidly and triggers a series of explosions that endanger the people inside. Dae-ho, Yoon-hee, Ha-na and Young-ki are among those who are trapped in the inferno, and they must find a way to escape or survive until help arrives.

Cast and Characters




Sol Kyung-gu

Lee Dae-ho

A manager at Tower Sky and a single father who loves his daughter Ha-na. He has a crush on Yoon-hee, but is afraid to express his feelings.

Son Ye-jin

Seo Yoon-hee

A restaurant manager at Tower Sky and a single mother who raises her son alone. She likes Dae-ho, but is unaware of his feelings.

Kim Sang-kyung

Kang Young-ki

The leader of a firefighting team that is in charge of inspecting Tower Sky. He is separated from his wife, who works as a violinist at the complex.

Cha In-pyo

Mr. Jo

The chairman of Tower Sky and a ruthless businessman who values profit over people. He is responsible for cutting corners on the safety measures of the complex.

Jo Min-ah


Dae-ho's daughter and Yoon-hee's son's best friend. She is smart and brave, and wants her father to marry Yoon-hee.

Critical Reception

The Tower was released on December 25, 2012 in South Korea and became a box office hit, attracting more than 5 million viewers in its first week. The film received positive reviews from critics, who praised its visual effects, action sequences, emotional impact and social commentary . The film was also nominated for several awards, including Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor and Best Actress at the 49th Baeksang Arts Awards. The film was also screened at various international film festivals, such as the Busan International Film Festival, the Hawaii International Film Festival and the Santa Barbara International Film Festival. The film was also released in other countries, such as China, Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia. The film was also dubbed in English and made available online with English subtitles for free on iQIYI and Bilibili .


The Tower is a Korean disaster movie that delivers a thrilling and touching story of survival and heroism. The film features a stellar cast, stunning visuals, intense action and a heartfelt message. The film is a must-watch for fans of the genre and anyone who enjoys a good drama.


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