U.S. audiences, catch the South Korean thriller “7 Years of Night” on the big screen next week. It premieres in Korea on Wednesday, in Los Angeles on Friday and select U.S. theaters on April 6 (CGV Buena Park, Edgewater Multiplex Cinemas in new Jersey and Cineplex Coquitlam in Vancouver). “Seven Years of Night” is from director Choo Chang Min of “Masquerade” and “Late Blossom.” It stars Ryu Seung Ryong, Jang Dong Gun, Song Sae Byeok and Go Kyung Pyo.
In the rural village of Seryung, Hyun Su (Ryu Seung Ryong) runs over a little girl and kills her by accident. When the girls’ body is found in the lake, her father Young Je (Jang Dong Gun), a major landlord of the town, prepares to take his revenge.
Song Sae Byeok plays the only witness to Young Je’s daughter’s accident, and Go Kyung Pyo plays Hyun Su’s son in high school.
“Seven Years of Night” is a psycho thriller. The story comes from a bestselling novel by Jeong Yoo Jung. Her 2009 novel “Shoot Me in the Heart” also turned into a movie in 2015.
Director Choo says the film diverges from the book. “In the book, Young Je is a psychopathic murderer, which I had a hard time understanding. And when I don’t understand something, I can’t make it into a film. So I gave Young Jae a reason, which is different from the book,” Choo explained on Monday’s press conference.
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Actor Lee Seung Gi’s “The Princess and The Matchmaker” is another Korean film that premiered in the United States this spring. If you live in greater Los Angeles or Tri-State area, be sure to check it out.