Every once in a while, a good supporting actor breaks through the mould and makes his or her place as a dependable lead actor. Like Kwak Do-won, for example, who broke out with Na Hong-jin’s “The Wailing“, another actor who has consistently impressed on the sidelines is Lee Sung-min. 2018 was quite the turning point in his career, with a very important role in “The Spy Gone North” and his first ever lead in “The Witness“. Both the performances were highly praised and he follows them up with “The Beast”, the newest film from director Lee Jung-ho.

Synopsis

A criminal action movie about two detectives in conflict who solve a murder that shakes up the Korean peninsula.

The film, apparently a remake of the French thriller “36 Quai des Orfèvres” starring Daniel Auteuil and Gérard Depardieu, will be the third time that Lee Sung-min will be collaborating with Lee Jung-ho, having worked in both the director’s previous films “Broken” and “Bestseller”. Also co-starring Yoo Jae-myung (“The Drug King“, “After My Death“, Jeon Hye-jin (“The Merciless”, “The Throne”) and Daniel Choi (“Traffickers”, “Cyrano Agency”), the film hits Korean cinemas in June, 2019.


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