If you are looking for a rollercoaster ride into a movie but instead of fear, want to laugh until your belly hurts, 6/45 fits into the exact description. By the end of the week, we are emotionally exhausted and need a good laugh to vent out the piled-up emotions. 6/45 just hits the right spot.
Director Park Gyu Tae talks about the movie and presents a very beautiful view, “I believe in the power of the comedy genre that is the engine oil of life” which is totally understandable. Without comedy, everything starts looking like it will drain out our energy.
In the movie, a South Korean soldier Cheon Woo (played by Go Kyung-pyo) wins a lottery ticket that he finds coincidentally. He lives over the clouds knowing he is about to get discharged soon and that the ticket is worth 5.7 billion won, but the joy was short-lived as his lottery ticket is taken to North Korea over the DMZ (Demilitarized Zone) through the wind.
On the other side of the border, Officer Ri Young-ho (played by Lee Yi-kyung) accidentally finds the lottery ticket. His comrade searches for the lottery results just for fun only to find the prize that the piece of paper offers.
Now Officer Ri has to find a South Korean man to help him take out the money and distribute the money. However, the real conflict starts at this point when both sides don’t trust each other and want to possess the prize for themselves.
At the extremely serious and sensitive DMZ, they meet secretly to negotiate and reach an agreement. This serious issue is presented in a hilarious way and the humor won’t let you close your mouth or stop your laughter for two hours straight.
The Crash Landing of the lottery ticket brings soldiers of the opposite side who cannot even stand each other. This not-so-friendly and humorous encounter between soldiers and the entire plot got a huge success and it is evident by how the movie performed at the Korean box office – 6/45 generated $13.7M with over 1.9M admissions!
Hence, its success is not hidden. It is an established fact that writer and director Park Gyu Tae, along with his team and the best cast brought a legendary comic masterpiece to us! The movie performed big time as a result of the untiring efforts and remarkable comical acting of the stars and the staff. Look out for other cast members like Eum Moon-suk, Kwak Dong-yeon, Park Se-wan, and more, who will be sure to bring comical relief and captivate viewers with their characters.
6/45 will be available to watch via SingTel and StarHub Pay-Per-View from 1 November. Sit with your friends, popcorn in your hands, and get a big laugh!
(Movie Stills: CJ ENM Hong Kong)