Trust no one in Korean Action thriller Hunt (헌트). Altitude Films have released the UK Trailer directed and starring Squid Game star Lee Jung-jae.
As we wait for season two of Squid Game, contestant 456 has made hi directorial debut. The film premiered at Cannes Film Festival earlier this year and recently becoming a smash hit in South Korea. Now it’s time for it to head to UK and Irish cinemas, if you know your Korean thrillers they’ll be slick and frenetic.
Set during the political turmoil of South Korea in the 1980s, Lee plays an intelligence chief tasked, along with Jung Woo-sung (The Good The Bad The Weird), with rooting out ‘Donglim‘, a mole whose leaks are threatening the country’s national security. This looks very intense and we cannot wit for this!
After a group of operatives on a top secret government mission are gunned down, Korean Foreign Intelligence Unit chief Park Pyong-ho (Lee Jung-jae) and Domestic Unit chief Kim Jung-do (Jung Woo-sung) must uncover a North Korean spy, known as Donglim, who is deeply embedded within their agency and thought to be responsible for the leak. Not knowing who to trust, paranoia and suspicion spreads throughout the department, as the two conflicting units race against the clock to find the elusive mole, and slowly start to uncover the truth – an unthinkable plot to assassinate the South Korean president.
The rest of the main cast includes Jung Woo-sung, Heo Sung-tae, Jeon Hye-jin, and Jeong Man-sik. Hunt will be released in UK and Irish cinemas and Digital Platforms from 4th November. The film will be the opening film at the London East Asia Film Festival (LEAFF) on 19th October at the Odeon Luxe, Leicester Square, with Lee Jung-jae in attendance for a Q&A and to introduce the screening.