[TALK OF THE TOWN]‘Dark Knight’ returns to local screens in time for Oscar season

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[TALK OF THE TOWN]‘Dark Knight’ returns to local screens in time for Oscar season

If you missed “The Dark Knight,” the superhero film directed by Christopher Nolan, last year, don’t worry. It’s being released again later next month.

Warner Brothers Korea, the company that distributed the film, announced last week that it is showing the film at 50 local theaters from Feb. 19.

“The rescreening is to commemorate the first year of Heath Ledger’s death on Jan. 22, 2008,” the Warner Brothers Korea noted.

It’s also Oscar season and Ledger, who died of an overdose of prescription drugs before The Dark Knight was released last year, is tipped for an award. Film critics and fans praised the young Australian for his performance as the Joker. Ledger posthumously won the Best Supporting Dramatic Actor award at the 2009 Golden Globes. By Lee Eun-joo
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