Theatrical Release to Follow HKIFF Selection
Following its Best Actor win for LEE Byung-hun
at the Asian Film Awards in Macau and its selection for the Hong Kong International Film Festival this month, political thriller Inside Men
has secured a theatrical release in Hong Kong, which will kick off on April 21st.
Released in Korea last November, Inside Men
became a massive hit for distributor Showbox
, garnering 7.07 million viewers (USD 48.43 million) during its initial run and another 2.08 million viewers (USD 14.52 million) when the director’s cut version (Inside Men: The Original
) was released at the end of the year.
Directed by WOO Min-ho
, who previously made Man Of Vendetta
(2010) and The Spies
(2012), Inside Men
features LEE as a gangster who is double-crossed when he uncovers the secret relationship between a major corporation and a presidential aspirant. After losing his arm and laying low for a few years, he returns to get his revenge.
Inside Men has already been released in Australia and New Zealand and bowed in Japanese theaters on March 10th.