Entertainment15 February 2021
The Noir Film Lauded at the Venice International Film Festival as “One of the best gangster movies coming from South Korean cinema”
Netflix unveiled today the first look of noir film Night in Paradise that premieres globally on April 9, 2021. Director Park Hoon-jung, who has made his mark in the noir genre with intense storytelling and action scenes including New World, V.I.P. and The Witch: Part 1. The Subversion, will once again capture the hearts of film fans and critics with his latest masterpiece. .
Night in Paradise tells a story of a man targeted by a criminal organization and a woman on the verge of life and death. Night in Paradise is the only Korean film to receive an out of competition selection for the 77th Venice International Film Festival. Festival director Alberto Barbera hailed the film as “one of the best gangster movies coming from South Korean cinema in recent years.”
Night in Paradise also received much praise from worldwide media as a must-watch K-noir film; Screen Daily described the dynamics of this “blood-spattered crime thriller” akin to a “rock band playing moody and low, then suddenly turning up the volume.” The Hollywood Reporter commended it as “a stylish, meandering, all-gangster Korean crime drama” with “a lot of good plotting, amusing characters and exciting action scenes and bloodshed.”
The ensemble in Night in Paradise is expected to bring much anticipation from cinema fans: Um Tae-goo who unleashed unique charms in The Age of Shadows and The Great Battle; Jeon Yeo-been who received unanimous praise for her role in After My Death; and Cha Seoung-won who delivered a flawless performance as the unforgettable villain in Believer.
Director Park Hoon-jung’s Night in Paradise will be released worldwide in over 190 countries on April 9th only on Netflix.
Title: Night in Paradise
Written / Directed by: Park Hoon-jung
Starring: Um Tae-goo, Jeon Yeo-been, Cha Seoung-won
Produced by: Goldmoon
Co-produced by: Peppermint & company, Inc.
Distributed by: Netflix
Release Date: April 9, 2021
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About Director Park Hoon-jung
Director Park Hoon-jung emerged as a star screenwriter on the Korean film scene with the hits The Unjust and I Saw the Devil. He then wrote and directed New World, nudging Korea’s noir films into new territory. Since then, through films such as V.I.P. and The Witch: Part 1. The Subversion, he established himself in the genre as a skillful director who weaves stylistic elements into action-driven plots. As the much anticipated new film from Park Hoon-jung, Night in Paradise is gaining greater momentum with its Netflix release in over 190 countries, a special opportunity to take the aesthetics and artistry of Korea’s noir films to the global stage.