Daily dose of Korean films

PHOTOGRAPHS COURTESY OF NETFLIX RYO Kyungsoo as the AI lab director Sang-hoon in ‘Jung_E.’

Netflix is further expanding its slate of Korean content this year.

Aside from and returning K-dramas, the streaming platform is making available a slew of Korean films to binge from sunup to sundown.

Released on 20 January
JUNG_E portrays a desolated earth in the 22nd century that is no longer inhabitable due to climate change. Amid the chaos, an internal war breaks out in the shelter built for human survival. Victory — meaning the end of the war —now hinges on finding a way to clone the legendary mercenary JUNG_E into a scalable robot.

To be released on 17 February
A real-crime thriller following an ordinary woman whose entire life is upended after she loses her phone containing her personal information. This movie will present a ringing sense of spooky reality and horror to viewers today who cannot live without their phones.

JEON Do-yeon as Gil Bok-soon.

‘Kill Boksoon’
To be released on first quarter of 2023
Boksoon leads a double life — she is both a mother of a teenage daughter and a legendary professional killer at a top-tier killing agency. Caught between the mission of killing someone and the mission of raising someone, Boksoon refuses to complete an assigned mission and is thrown into an inevitable fight.

YOO Ah-in is Lee Byung-hun’s protege in ‘The Match.’

‘The Match’
To be released on the second quarter of 2023
Lee Byung-hun and Yoo Ah-in, who are known to bring their own interpretations to characters across any genre or plot, collaborate for the first time in The Match, adding to the hype of what to expect in this game between teacher and student.

A detective searches for the truth behind Asia’s largest drug cartel in ‘Believer 2.’

‘Believer 2’
To be released on the third quarter of 2023
Believer 2 follows Won-ho’s investigation of looking for “Rak,” who disappeared after Brian’s incarceration, while getting to the core of the elusive drug cartel.

JUN Jung-seo is in for a ruthless revenge in ‘Ballerina.’

To be released on fourth
quarter of 2023 This film depicts the beautiful and ruthless revenge by Okju, a former bodyguard, for Minhee, her best friend. Ballerina is directed by Lee Chung-hyun, who shocked the Korean film scene with his short film Bargain and demonstrated sensational directing in mystery thriller Call, with its interesting genre and colorful characters.

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