“Tazza: The High Rollers” set benchmarks for South Korean gambling films back when it was released. The 2nd highest-grossing movie of 2006 back when it was released, it still remains in the Top 50 highest grossing films of all time at the South Korean box office. The film was followed by a sequel “Tazza: The Hidden Card” which was met with mixed reactions upon release and the franchise expanded with a tv series as well. Now, 5 years after the sequel, the third film in the series, “Tazza: One-Eyed Jacks”, is ready for release.
Do Il-chool has a talent for playing poker and he is the son of Jjakgwi. His father was a gambler and had one ear cut off after he was caught cheating. Il-Chool meets mysterious one-eyed gambler Aekku and gets involved in the master gambling world.
The third film is once again based on the namesake comic, the third in the Tazza series. While the first two films shared Kim Yoon-seok’s Ahgwi and Yoo Hae-jin’s Gwang-ryeol, the third film has a completely fresh set of characters and actors, with Park Jung-min (“Sunset in my Hometown“) and Ryu Seung-bum (“The Berlin File“) coming on board as Do Il-chool and Aekku respectively. They will be joined by Choi Yu-hwa (“The Truth Beneath“), Lee Kwang-soo (“Collective Invention”), Woo Hyun (“1987: When the Day Comes“) and Kwon Hye-hyo (“Hotel by the River“). The sophomore film by “Collective Invention” director Kwon Oh-kyang, “Tazza: One Eyed-Jacks releases in South Korea at some point in September, 2019.