The first trailer for the Korean action flick Crime City, directed by Kang Yoon-sung, has just been released. The film stars Ma Dong-seok (Train to Busan) and Yoon Kye-sang (The Bacchus Lady) in leading roles, with a strong supporting cast that includes Jo Jae-yoon (The Prison), Heo Sung-tae (The Age of Shadows) and Choi Gwi-hwa (A Taxi Driver).
Crime City, also referred to as Criminal City in some news stories, carries forward the rich Korean cinema tradition of gritty films inspired from true events like A Taxi Driver and Silenced. It is based on the infamous Heuksapa Incident of 2007, in which ethnic Korean members of a Chinese crime syndicate were arrested in western Seoul as a result of an increasingly violent turf war.
Ma Dong-seok plays Detective Squad Chief Ma Suk-do, known for his brutal policing methods, heading a team appointed to bring down a Korean-Chinese criminal ring based in Garibong-dong led by Yoon’s Jang Chen. The presence of a rival local gang, of course, makes the attempts to bring peace to the neighborhood a lot more difficult than the police had anticipated. The stylish trailer, with punches and kicks all around, promises a sleek crime film with an exciting dose of action.
Crime City is produced by Hong Film and BA Entertainment, and distributed by Megabox Plus M. Release in South Korea is scheduled for October 4, 2017.