It was released in cinemas in its Korean homeland in 2018, and four years later the remake of Johnnie To’s gangster highlight “Drug War” finally found its way to Germany on June 24: Here is the German trailer for “Believer”:
While it took Johnnie To’s critically acclaimed gangster thriller “Drug War” a year and a half to find its way from Chinese cinemas to Germany, it took more than twice as long for its Korean remake. But what takes a long time will finally be good: “Believer” will finally be released in Germany on June 24, 2022!
As early as mid-2018, Hae-Yeong Lee (“The Silenced”) lured more than five million Koreans to movie theaters with his new film and smashed all expectations with a total gross of over $39.2 million. And with the start of home cinemas next month, one or two euros should still be added: Busch Media is not only releasing the film as a standard edition on DVD and Blu-ray but also as a Limited 3-disc edition (either as Blu-ray or 4K Blu-ray) with a very special extra: the Extended Cut of the film, which is eight minutes longer than the theatrical version!
For everyone who wants to get in the mood for the German home cinema debut of the action-packed revenge thriller, we now have the German trailer for “Believer” exclusively on DashFUN.
This is a “Believer”
Based on Johnnie To’s gangster highlight Drug War, “Believer” tells the story of a drug detective who is willing to resort to almost any means necessary to bring down a crime boss once and for all.
Won-ho (Cho Jin-Woong) wants the gangster “Mr. Lee”, whose true identity is a big secret, and summarily brings a member of his cartel on board for his mission. Because Seo Yeon-Rak (Ryu Jun-Yeol) has a good reason to betray his boss: After all, he has his mother on his conscience.
Together they decide to take on the powerful criminal – and soon they find themselves in a dark world of completely insane crooks, religious fanatic millionaires, and a new, dangerous drug…
Star cast of Korean cinema
While director Hae-Yeong Lee himself shouldn’t say much to many die-hard Korean cinema fans (he also worked on the screenplay for the superhero martial arts fun “Arahan”), the chances are much better that you will at least see parts of the Acting ensembles familiar.
The main actor Cho Jin-Woong, for example, has been famous beyond Korean borders for many years and has starred in thrillers such as “The Pickpocket”, “Assassination” and “A Hard Day”. And Ryu Jun-Yeol has already celebrated some successes in his younger years, most recently he was seen in “A Taxi Driver” alongside Thomas Kretschmann and “Parasite” star Song Kang-Ho. Also in attendance are Sung-Kyung Kim (“The Call”), Dong-young Kim (“The Age Of Shadows”), and Kim Ju-Hyeok (“Rampant”), who died in 2017 at the age of just 45. in one of his last films.