Lee Jung-jae (Squid Game) both directs and stars in this tremendously exciting spy thriller set in South Korea at the start of the 1980s.
Fasten your seat belts and take a deep breath, because Squid Game star Lee Jung- jae's directorial debut is a tour de force in frenetic cutting rhythm, impressive action sequences and pure entertainment. The film premiered at the Midnight Screenings section and was highly praised by the critics at this year's Cannes Film Festival. He has brought in an all-star team of South Korean actors, while playing the lead role himself as Park Pyong-hoas Park Pyong-ho, the feared head of South Korea's international intelligence service. It is the beginning of the 1980s, the military dictatorship in the country is at its peak, but instigators from the neighbouring country in the north threaten the government. When both Park and his great rival, the head of the domestic intelligence division, Kim Jung-do (Jung Woo-sung), are tipped off by a North Korean spy with contacts deep into both organisations, a race against time begins to eliminate all potential moles. In the extreme, the country's president's life may be in danger.
Lee Jung-Jae (b. 1975) is a big star in his native South Korea, both as an actor and model. He became a household name to an international audience for the lead role in the blockbuster success Squid Game (2021). For the role, he won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, as the first Asian male ever. Hunt is his directorial debut.
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Original title 헌트 (Heon-teu)
Country South Korea
Director Lee Jung-jae
Screenplay Jo Seung-hee
Cinematography Lee Mo-gae
Producer Seon Kwon-hwang, Lee Jung-jae, Kim Eugene
Cast Lee Jung-jae, Jung Woo-sung, Heo Sung-tae, Jeon Hye-jin.
Distribution NonStop Entertainment
Runtime 2h 11m
Genre Action, Suspense
Age limit 15