With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013
With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

Friday, May 09, 2014

South Korean period drama THE FATAL ENCOUNTER opening in North America on May 23rd

CJ E&M America
The Fatal Encounter / Yeok-rin
Directed by LEE Jae-gyu
South Korea, 2014, 135 minutes

South Korea’s highly anticipated period film The Fatal Encounter is set to be released in over 25 North American theaters on May 23rd. The film is already on course to record 3MM admissions in its 1st week of release -- and is currently beating The Amazing Spider Man 2 in Korea.

The Fatal Encounter is a historical drama about venomous palace intrigue during the Joseon Dynasty - focusing on the story of politically embattled King Jeong-Jo (nicknamed the King of Misfortune), his dedicated servant Sang-chaek, and nefarious courtiers and assassins.

Synopsis: As the year 1777 opens, King Jeong-jo enters the second year of his reign, which is consistently under threat from the opposing Noron and Soron factions. To successfully defend his royal power, Jeong-jo draws upon his stores of courage and relies heavily on his loyal servant Sang-chaek. In a shocking twist, Sang-chaek turns out to be an assassin who was sent into service in order to kill Jeong-jo. After witnessing King Jeong-jo's capacity to justly rule the people, however, Sang-chaek comes clean about his true identity, and is banished from the court. As he leaves the palace, however, his eye catches sight of Sal-soo, the deadliest assassin in Joseon. Sang-chaek frantically returns to the court, only to find Sal-soo locked in combat with Jeong-jo.