- FILM & PEOPLE
- New Films
Oct 13, 2020
- Writerby Pierce Conran
2020 | 113 MIN | Drama
DIRECTOR KANG Dae-gyu
CAST SUNG Dong-il, HA Ji-won, KIM Hee-won, PARK So-i, KIM Yun-jin
RELEASE DATE September 29, 2020
CONTACT CJ Entertainment
In Incheon in the early 1990s, Du-seok (SUNG Dong-il) and Jong-bae (KIM Hee-won), a pair of loan sharks, drop in on immigrant Myung-ja (KIM Yun-jin) to collect, but without the funds to pay them off, she offers them her daughter Seung-yi as collateral instead. Soon Du-seok and Jong-bae are forced to live with Seung-yi permanently when her mother is deported. The debt collectors begin to call Seung-yi Pawn and an unusual bond starts to form between them. Over time, Seung-yi grows into a woman (HA Ji-won).
After a quiet spell at the box office during late summer, business came roaring back during the Chuseok holidays and leading the way was the latest film from JK Film, the company responsible for hits such as Haeundae (2009) and Ode to My Father (2014) from director JK YOUN, who serves as writer and executive producer here. Pawn also marked a return to theaters for local star HA Ji-won, one of the leads of Haeundae (2009), who was last seen in the crime-themed romcom Life Risking Romance in 2016. The film is the sophomore project of director KANG Dae-gyu, who previously made the woman’s prison hit Harmony (2010), another JK Film title.