From the last seat: Time to hunt

Choi Woo-shik, is 30 years old and has a brilliant career between Korean cinema and drama. In addition, she is a model with university studies in Canada, where she emigrated with her family and lived for a decade. He returned to Korea for a casting and immediately attracted attention.

His debut was in 2011 with “The Duo”. Choi can work on one or two tapes per year. We’ve already seen him in supporting roles in memorable works like Boon Joong-ho’s “Okaj” and “Parasite,” as well as Yeon Sang-ho’s “Train to Busan,” among many others.

Unlike “Parasite” where he has an important role as the son of the Kim family, in “Time to hunt” he plays a marginal young man who is looking for dollars and participates, along with three friends, in the robbery of a house of orange blossom games controlled by the mafia.

The director, Yoon Sung-hyun is known in the West not only for his triumph at the Busan Festival with “Bleak Night” (where he was accompanied by actors Park Jung-min and Lee Je-hoon, shining in this story as members of the band. His achievements come from an avant-garde photography that does not disdain the use of daring shots, especially in the unforgettable scene of the robbery.

The four assailants know how to assume varied records that make them credible. They appear in almost all of the frames, either together or scrambled, and the viewer appreciates the potential.

The ending is also memorable.

The stumbles of the film are linked to a worn-out plot line where the shootings, the display and use of weapons of all calibers, the car chases, and the lack of coloring of many characters (including the psychopath), show clichés that are already outdated.

He is still on the billboard on the Netflix platform.

Technical sheet

Country: South Korea. Year: 2020. Duration:

134 minutes. Director and script: Yoon

Sung-Hyun. Cast: Lee Je-hoon, Choi

Woo-shik, Ahn Jae-hong, Park Jung-min,

Park Hae-soo and Lee Seo-joon.

Synopsis: In a futuristic Korea, four young people decide to steal a Playhouse. The

business owners hire a psychopathic killer so that no one escapes alive.

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