A once promising baseball star is constantly hunted by two hitmen when a young boy asks him to sell his baseball jacket. A high school student acquires a sleep control device to help him with his exams, and ends up getting more acquainted with the seller in the process. A prison guard buys a guitar and plays one last song with a rock band after he finds out that his number has been called up… to be an executioner. An English tutor and amateur journalist investigating a murder case makes an offer to gain information on the involvement of … a once promising baseball star.

GOOD DEAL is a woven tapestry of the interconnected lives of people striving through the day-to-day of contemporary Korean society. Quite a spectrum of themes are covered: romance, crime, sports, famly, work, and even Russian literature! As each of its characters seek to make a “deal” with another person to help them stay ahead or even stay alive, they find their interactions much more involved and complex than they first thought. Written and directed by Cho Kyuong-ho, the film mixes wickedly dark humor and sincere sentimentality through its interwoven yet still seamlessly linear style of storytelling.

-Lee Ngo


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Online Access

Access Window: November 4, 2021 - November 28, 2021
Passholder Access: All Access, Limited Virtual, Supporter, Hale Virtual Festival, Individual
Only Accessible from: USA

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Film Details

DIRECTOR(S)Cho Kyoung-ho
PRODUCER(S)Lee Sung-moo, Choi Yong-bae
CASTTae In-ho, Cho Seong-ha, Jeon Suk-ho, Lee Won-jong
CINEMATOGRAPHERSong Kang-seok, Han Sang-kil

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Film Details

PREMIERE STATUS: United States Premiere
YEAR: 2021
RUN TIME: 118 Minutes
LANGUAGE: Korean, with English subtitles


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