Who doesn’t love a tale of a quiet, unassuming badass, a story full of angst, romance, and betrayal that just happens to come with sudden eruptions of violence? If that sounds like a damn fine time then the new Korean thriller “A Company Man” might be right up your alley. The first trailer for the assassin dram has popped up online for your perusal, and the film appears to fit right in with many of Korea’s previous revenge-themed entries.
Hyung-do wears a suit and tie like any other white collar worker… except his profession is murder. He is professional contract killer—a hitman—loyal to his employer and regarded as the best in the business. But one day, to the surprise of his colleagues and his enemies, he suddenly decides to quit his job for a woman. Seen as the ultimate betrayal, Hyung-do is immediately hunted down by his former employers. Will he be able to escape with his life, much less with his love?
Reading this synopsis and watching this trailer, you might be reminded of Kim Ji-woon’s “A Bittersweet Life”. The two have some definite tonal and thematic similarities, not to mention a hunky heartthrob (So Ji-sub in “A Company Man”) in a slim black suit. This is an interesting idea, a guy stuck in a mid-level rut at work, only his work is murder. Throw in some small moments of existential turmoil, a few kickass fights, and a healthy dose of revenge, and “A Company Man” has my full attention.
Via : Twitch