Filmmaker Yoo Ha has some notable favorites under his belt, including Once Upon A Time In High School (2004) and A Dirty Carnival (2006). Nowadays you'll be finding more of him in the limelight promoting his latest period crime pic, Gangnam Blues, with actors Lee Min-Ho and Kim Rae-Won in a story of two childhood friends swept into one of Seoul's major turning points in history.
In the 1970s, during the height of political corruption, Gangnam, the southern part of Seoul, is starting to be transformed into a developed area. Childhood friends Jong-dae and Yong-ki struggle to get by until their shanty homes are demolished by local thugs. Desperate for cash, they get involved in violent political clashes, and they are separated. 3 years later, Jong-dae lives as an honest man with former gang leader Kil-su. Meanwhile, Yong-ki has joined Seoul's most powerful criminal gang organization, the Myeongdong-pa, and as a member, he has been entangled in a high-stakes battle over lands in Gangnam, all in the name of putting together secret presidential election funds that drive up the value of the city. As the gangs fight over the rights to various plots, Yong-ki is captured and interrogated by a rival gang...The film is set to finally release on Wednesday in South Korea. Feel free to check out a trailer, as well as a poster album and brand new behind-the-scenes video that gets down and dirty with the action!