- New Films
Nov 25, 2019
- Writerby Pierce Conran
2019 | 113 min | Crime, Drama
DIRECTOR CHUNG Ji-young
CAST CHO Jin-woong, LEE Ha-nee, LEE Gyoung-young, KANG Sin-Il
RELEASE DATE November 13, 2019
CONTACT AURA PICTURES co., Ltd.
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Fall is always a fertile ground for Korean thrillers and 2019 proves to be no exception with the re-lease of the corruption thriller BLACK MONEY. Beyond its glitzy cast, in the form of CHO Jin-woong (Believer, 2018) and LEE Ha-nee (Extreme Job), the film is also notable for its veteran director CHUNG Ji-young. Known for his films from the 1980s and 90s, such as White Badge (1992), CHUNG made a hugely successful comeback with Unbowed in 2012 and BLACK MONEY has proven to be a second major comeback, with almost two million viewers counted to date in theaters. CHUNG’s latest film tackles the popular theme of financial corruption, which has yielded hits such as Master (2016), Default (2018) and Money.
CHO plays Yang Min-hyuk, a prosecutor from the Seoul District Prosecutor's Office who is dealing with a freeway car pileup case involving Park Soo-kyung. Shortly thereafter Park is found dead of an apparent suicide, with text messages on her phone suggesting that Prosecutor Yang may have behaved inappropriately with her. As Yang tries to clear his name he discovers that Park may have also witnessed a fraudulent sale of Daehan Bank. He soon crosses paths with Kim Na-ri (LEE Ha-nee), an attorney for Daehan Bank.