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  • INSIDE MEN to Infiltrate Hong Kong
  • by Pierce Conran /  Mar 29, 2016
  • Theatrical Release to Follow HKIFF Selection

    Following its Best Actor win for LEE Byung-hun at the Asian Film Awards in Macau and its selection for the Hong Kong International Film Festival this month, political thriller Inside Men has secured a theatrical release in Hong Kong, which will kick off on April 21st.
    Released in Korea last November, Inside Men became a massive hit for distributor Showbox, garnering 7.07 million viewers (USD 48.43 million) during its initial run and another 2.08 million viewers (USD 14.52 million) when the director’s cut version (Inside Men: The Original) was released at the end of the year.
    Directed by WOO Min-ho, who previously made Man Of Vendetta (2010) and The Spies (2012), Inside Men features LEE as a gangster who is double-crossed when he uncovers the secret relationship between a major corporation and a presidential aspirant. After losing his arm and laying low for a few years, he returns to get his revenge.
    CHO Seung-woo (Marathon, 2005) co-stars as the driven district attorney whom he teams up with and BAEK Yoon-sik (Save the Green Planet, 2003) features as the editor of a major newspaper with skin in the game. The film was a major return to form for LEE after the disappointing returns of period action-thriller Memories of the Sword (2015), in which he starred alongside JEON Do-yeon.
    Inside Men has already been released in Australia and New Zealand and bowed in Japanese theaters on March 10th.
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