Synopsis

Hyun-jung (Kim Hye-soo) has risen through the ranks of an elite organized criminal group, and now sits second in command. However, her rise to power has come at a cost, her relationship with her son. When he returns from abroad now a young man, Hyun-jung has high hopes for starting anew.

At the same time, her personal enforcer Sang-hoon (Lee Sun-kyun) begins to find himself in a bit of trouble as he plays both sides of the fence, and his unrequited love for Hyun-jung becomes increasingly apparent. As a war begins to brew with a rival faction, and the seeds of betrayal burgeon in her own ranks; Hyun-jung’s plans for the future and possibly even her life may be in peril.

Featuring Kim Hye-soo who is known for her depictions of strong female characters in films such as Tazza: The High Rollers (2006), The Thieves (2012) and Coin Locker Girl (2015), Lee Sun-kyun (A Hard Day, 2014) and Lee Hee-joon (Haemoo 2014), this taut action noir marks the debut of Lee An-kyu, who previously worked as an assistant director on the Kim Jee-woon films The Quiet Family (1998) and The Good, The Bad, And The Weird (2008).

A Special Lady is due out on Nov 19 in Korea.

Additional sources: Kobiz, HIFF

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