London Korean Film Festival: The Target


A once skilled mercenary, Yeo-hoon, played by Ryu Seung-ryong, now leads an every man life. One day he goes out to run an errand only to discovering a man being murdered. The killers see that Yeo-hoon could be a witness and shoot him. With a little luck and a little skill. he is not fatally wounded and manages to make it to a hospital. The murder victim is identified as a well known industrialist and Yeo-hoon is named as the prime suspect. At the hospital Yeo-hoon is under the care of resident doctor Tae-jun, a cheerful man expecting his first child with his wife Hee-joo. The killers return and look to finish off Yeo-hoon during the night but Tae-jun saves him. In retaliation Hee-joo is kidnapped with Tae-jun receiving a phone call demanding Yeo-hoon’s release from the hospital in exchange for Hee-joo’s life. In a state of shock, Tae-jun does as he is told and helps Yeo-hoon escape from the hospital. On the run Yeo-hoon must find the killers, clear his name and save Hee-soo all in 36 hours.

Part of the official selection in this year’s Cannes Film Festival, The Target is a thrilling, action packed film on par with pervious London Korean Film Festival selection The Man From Nowhere. Ryu Seung-ryong (War of the Arrows), one of Korea’s most most popular actors teams up with Death Bell director, Chang for this intense cat and mouse game unlike any Korean film you have seen before.

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Date: Sunday 9th November 14:00
Venue: Odeon Covent Garden

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