de Hazel Jung, setembro 12, 2023

The film Hopeless is set to be released on October 11th. It tells the story of a boy named Yeon Gyu (played by Hong Xa Bin) who wants to escape from a harsh reality and ends up in a dangerous world after meeting the middle boss of an organization, Chi Geon (played by Song Joong Ki). Produced by Sanai Pictures, known for delivering high-quality and captivating works such as New World, The Shameless, Asura: The City of Madness, and Hunt, Hopeless portrays the precarious tale of two men trapped in a hell-like world with intense storytelling and a dense plot.

The film Hopeless, invited to the Un Certain Regard section of the 76th Cannes International Film Festival, garnered enthusiastic reviews from global media and critics at its world premiere. It has also been officially invited to the "Korean Cinema Today - Special Premieres" section of the 28th Busan International Film Festival, raising expectations for the birth of a well-made noir drama.

The teaser poster for Hopeless, released alongside confirming its October 11th release date, features the dramatic depiction of Yeon Gyu (Hong Xa Bin) and Chi Geon (Song Joong Ki) against a striking backdrop of colors. The caption, "We have to if we must. We will," adds to the curiosity about the unpredictable story of these two characters.

In addition, the film benefits from the synergy between newcomer Hong Xa Bin, who delicately portrays the complex inner world of the character Yeon Gyu, and Song Joong Ki, who transforms into a character unlike any seen before, playing the role of Chi Geon, the middle boss of the organization who feels compassion for and guides Yeon Gyu. With this intense teaser poster that captures the two characters trapped in a hell-like world, Hopeless promises to leave a deep impression on the audience.

The official invitation to the 76th Cannes International Film Festival and the upcoming release of Hopeless on October 11th depict a deep and powerful noir drama that tells the stories of characters living in a seemingly hopeless world in various ways.