“The Grand Heist” was a hugely successful historical comedy caper when it released back in 2012. Seven years after the film, its director Kim Joo-ho occupies the director’s chair once again for historical comedy “Jesters: The Game Changers”.
Deok-ho and his gang make ends meet by racketeering around the country. Han Myeong-hoe, King Sejo’s right-hand man, thinks highly of their talents and encourages them to work for the country. Funded by the government, Deok-ho and his men use more theatrical and sophisticated devices to create incredible events, such as a pine tree lifting its branches by itself, sweet rain falling from heaven, and rainbows forming wherever King Sejo goes.
The star cast comprises of Cho Jin-woong as Doek-ho, Son Hyun-joo as Myeong-hoe and Park Hee-soo as King Sejo, with Ko Chang-seok, Choi Won-young and Kim Seul-gi making up the rest of Doek-ho’s gang. Cho Jin-woong was last seen hosting a dinner party in last year’s immensely popular “Intimate Strangers” as well as “The Spy Gone North”, while Son Hyun-joo’s last major on-screen role was in 2016’s “Ordinary Person”. The versatile Park Hee-soon, meanwhile, last appeared in the family comedy “Sunkist Family” and the action film “Revenger”. “Jesters: The Game Changers” will release in South Korean cinemas on August 21st, 2019.