Most Anticipated Korean Films of 2015

9. Gangnam Blues
강남 1970
Dir: Yu Ha (A Dirty Carnival, 2006)
Cast: Lee Min-ho (TV - The Heirs, 2013), Kim Rae-won (Sunflower, 2006)
Production: Movera Pictures
Distribution: Showbox
Filming Dates: 2014-04-16 ~ 2014-08-31
Status: Completed
Release Date: January 21
Genre: Action-Drama
Plot: Two friends grow up as orphans and become involved with gangs during the redevelopment of Gangnam in the 1970s.

For me, A Dirty Carnival (2006) is the very best Korean gangster film, and Yu Ha one of Korea's most adept genre directors (though interestingly, his roots are as a poet), so obviously I'm excited for this. The setting (turf warfare in developing 70s Gangnam) seems terrific but I'll admit that I'm not particularly keen on the cast. The mainstream Korean industry is also very different from what it was in 2006 and Yu is coming off a flop so we'll see how that plays into his latest gangster opus.

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