Lee Jung-jae’s Directorial Debut ‘Hunt’ (헌트) Opens at Cannes

Lee Jung Jae’s Directorial Debut ‘Hunt’ (헌트) Opens at Cannes

Known for his role as Seong Gi-hun in the Netflix’s survival drama Squid Game and considered one of the most successful actors in South Korea, Lee Jung Jae makes his directorial debut with the South Korean espionage action film ‘Hunt’. Recently, the film had its world premiere at the 75th Cannes Film Festival.

‘Hunt’ stars Lee and his good friend Jung Woo-sung in lead roles. Lee and Jung first worked together in 1999’s ‘City Of The Rising Sun’. ‘Hunt’ will have its theatrical release across South Korea in August 2022.

Set in the 1980s, ‘Hunt’ follows Korean Central Intelligence Agency (KCIA) foreign unit chief Park Pyeong-Ho (Lee Jung-Jae) and Domestic Unit chief Kim Jung-Do (Jung Woo-Sung). Both these officers are independently tasked with a common mission to track down a North Korean spy, known as Donglim. When the mole inside their agency starts leaking classified information that could jeopardize national security, both the agents are assigned to investigate each other and unravel an unthinkable plot to assassinate the South Korean president.

Here is the trailer for ‘Hunt’

Starring: Lee Jung-Jae (이정재), Jung Woo-Sung (정우성), Jeon Hye-Jin (전혜진), Heo Sung-Tae (허성태), and Ko Yoon-Jung (고윤정)
Directed by Lee Jung-Jae (이정재)
Screenplay by Lee Jung-jae, Jo Seung-Hee
Cinematography by Lee Mo-gae
Language: Korean
Release dates: May 19, 2022 (Cannes), August 2022 (South Korea)

This post is written, edited and published by the Cinecelluloid staff.

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