With Netflix releasing at least one movie every week this year, there's no shortage of new titles that we can look forward to. The streaming giant has also pledged US$500 million on Korean content, so we can expect even more Korean flicks coming out over the next twelve months.
Following the success of Space Sweepers (2021), the next Korean movie to grace our screens is Night in Paradise, a Korean thriller movie premiering on April 9. The highly anticipated noir movie promises action, excitement and spectacular performances from the cast.
Excited and curious to know more? We're listing five things to know about the latest Korean movie hitting our screens.
1. It's a Korean noir movie
Noir movies aren't new in Korean cinema and have in fact wowed audiences and critics both locally and overseas––with Bong Joon-ho's Memories of Murder (2003) and Park Chan-wook's Oldboy (2003) as some of the most notable examples. Night in Paradise is the latest addition to the flourishing genre.
The movie follows Tae-goo (Um Tae-goo), a hotshot of a criminal gang led by Mr. Yang (Park Ho-san). Tae-goo decides to take revenge after his sister and nephew were killed in an accident, supposed to be meant for him. Plotting to remove the boss of another gang, he runs away to Jeju Island and cross paths with Jae-yeon (Jeon Yeo-bin), a terminally ill woman. The two who no longer have a desire to live, get tangled up in each other lives and start to feel pity for one another.
Filming primarily took place in Jeju Island in South Korea and took over three months to complete.
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