A gigantic wave of K-Movies will hit the shores of Singapore soon.
In August, The Moon, starring EXO’s D.O, will premiere. Fans can also look forward to Jung Woo-sung’s directorial debut in Man of Reason, set to premiere in September.
HallyuSG brings you through the list of K-Movies to catch in Singapore.
1. The Moon (9 Aug)
This intense survival film talks about an astronaut stranded alone on the Moon.
Directed by Kim Yong-hwa, the man behind the ground-breaking series Along with the Gods, fans can keep expectations high for The Moon.
The Moon arrives in local cinemas on 9 Aug (Wed).
2. Concrete Utopia (24 Aug)
Concrete Utopia is the most expensive Korean disaster film to have ever been made, according to a press statement.
It is a post-apocalyptic Korean film, loosely based on the popular webtoon Joyful Outcast by Kim Sung-nyung. It explores the consequences of a deadly earthquake that wrecked Seoul.
Gear up to be dazzled by the likes of Park Seo-jun, Lee Byung-hoon and Park Bo-young. With this line-up of exceptional cast and their undeniable chemistry together, the film will bring viewers a new cinematic experience like no other.
Concrete Utopia arrives in local cinemas on 24 Aug (Thu).
3. A Man of Reason (7 Sep)
A Man of Reason is actor Jung Woo-sung’s directorial debut.
The talented lad previously starred in numerous high-grossing box office hits such as Steel Rain (2017), The King (2017), and The Divine Move (2014).
But his 2022 film A Man of Reason will be a heart-thumping thriller about a complex man who wishes to wash his hands off the underground but is forced to go on a hunt to rescue his daughter from a crime boss.
According to The Korea Herald, the film sold to 153 countries. Its intense action scenes and raw display of emotions make it a must-watch.
A Man of Reason arrives in local cinemas on 7 Sep (Thu).
4. Sleep (TBC)
Screened at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival, Sleep is a highly-anticipated mystery thriller.
It stars Lee Sun-kyun of Parasite (2019) and Jung Yu-mi of Train to Busan (2016). It tells the chilling story about a newlywed couple’s happy-ever-after turning into a nightmare, when the husband starts behaving abnormally in his sleep.
Director Bong Joon-ho also lauded the film as “the most unique horror film and the smartest debut film I’ve seen in 10 years”.
5. Hopeless (Oct)
Hopeless is a crime thriller that revolves around a master-apprentice relationship: a tough mid-level criminal boss takes in a shy and awkward boy who has lost hope in the world.
It stars one of Korea’s biggest stars, Song Joong-ki. Song boasts an impressive line-up of notable works such as Descendants of the Sun (2016) and Reborn Rich (2022), so you can be sure that he will have a powerful display of raw emotions throughout this feature.
Hopeless arrives in local cinemas in October.