Netflix has announced that the film will officially be out on Korean Independence Movement Day. The plan is to attract viewers over the weekend by releasing the film on the national holiday, which happens to fall on a Friday.
In the movie, Song Joong Ki plays Loh Kiwan, a North Korean defector navigating the challenges of preserving his rights as a refugee in Belgium. The plot unfolds as he falls in love with Mari, a woman formerly renowned as a professional sports shooter (Choi Sang Eun).
Fans are eager to see if Song Joong Ki’s new movie will be successful, especially after the box office failure of Hopeless, his previous film about dangerous people making risky choices to escape from their hellish realities.
Filmed entirely in Hungary and completed in May of the previous year, My Name is Loh Kiwan, based on the novel I Met Loh Kiwan (literal title), explores the love story between Kiwan, a North Korean defector seeking refuge in Belgium, and Mari, a professional sports shooter who has lost hope in her life. The movie marks the debut feature film of Kim Hee Jin.