Veteran (베테랑 bae-tae-rang)
Dir. Ryoo Seung-wan. South Korea. 2015. 124 min.
Starring: Yoo Ah-in, Hwang Jung-min, Yoo Hae-jin, Oh Dal-su
“RYOO Seung-wan delivers honest-to-goodness entertainment that pulses with nonstop adrenaline”
– The Variety
Bringing the spirit of 1980s American cop comedies to contemporary Korea, action auteur RYOO Seung-wan (The Berlin File, The Unjust) is at the top of his game with Veteran, working again with charismatic actor HWANG Jung-min (The Unjust, New World) and his long-time action choreographer JUNG Doo-hong. HWANG Jung-min plays a veteran police detective who takes on the tyrannical and sadistic heir to a powerful conglomerate, portrayed with evil deliciousness by heartthrob YOO Ah-in (Punch). Korean audiences have responded to Veteran’s perfect mixture of high-octane action, slapstick comedy, and timely social commentary on the nature of power and privilege in Korean society, by making it the third most watched domestic film of all time.