Hyun Bin in The Swindlers (2017)
Hyun Bin in The Swindlers (2017)

After earning well-deserved accolades for his performance as a taciturn North Korean agent in the blockbuster Confidential Assignment earlier this year, Hyun Bin is back in a very different role of a fraudster in the sleek-looking Korean crime drama The Swindlers. The just released teaser trailer for the film promises a bunch of interesting characters coming together for a comedy and action filled caper.

The Swindlers is directed by Jang Chang-won, who is making his debut after serving as AD on films like The Happy Life and Battlefield Heroes. The cast also includes Yoo Ji-tae (Oldboy, Split), Bae Seong-woo (The King), Park Sung-woong (New World) and the singer, model and actress Nana (TV drama The Good Wife) in important roles.

Poster for The Swindlers (2017)
Poster for The Swindlers (2017) (Source: Hancinema.net)

The film revolves around an infamous con man, who disappears mysteriously after a major crime and is declared dead by the prosecution. After rumors of him being alive surface, Prosecutor Park Hee-soo (Yoo Ji-tae), who was in charge of the case originally, tries to get to the truth. Park had been in collusion with the con man, and needs to eliminate him to avoid a corruption scandal. Helping him in this game of cat and mouse are three hustlers as well as another prominent crook Hwang Ji-sung (Hyun Bin). Hwang, of course, has his own motives of personal revenge in getting involved. While this motley crew teams up to realize a mutual goal, their hidden agendas might trump the entire project.

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The Swindlers is scheduled for release in South Korea in November 2017. The film is produced and distributed by Showbox Mediaplex.

(Source: Showbox)

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