Ma Dong Seok’s ‘The Roundup: Punishment’ Set for Berlinale Special Lineup

The Roundup 4 Berlinale Specials
The Roundup 4 Berlinale Specials
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The Roundup: Punishment has been officially invited to the Berlinale Specials strand of its 74th edition.

The Roundup: Punishment is a crime action film about the beast detective Ma Seok Do (played by Ma Dong Seok). He teams up with Jang Yi Soo (Park Ji Hwan) and the specialized police unit to catch Baek Chang Gi (Kim Mu Yeol), a former special forces mercenary who runs a massive illicit online gambling business, and Jang Dong Cheol (Lee Dong Hwi), a genius CEO in the IT industry.

The Berlinale Special Gala section, where The Roundup: Punishment has been invited, is one of the festival’s most versatile programs that showcase a variety of works combining artistry and entertainment. The Roundup: Punishment became the first Korean franchise film to grace this gala section. The film received accolades after it was shown to the programmers, and the positive reception played a significant role in the film being chosen and featured in the special showcase section of the Berlin International Film Festival. Mark Peranson, the Head of Programming of the Berlinale, expressed, “There is no better place to showcase the energetic blend of action and comedy in The Roundup: Punishment than at the Berlin International Film Festival.”

The Roundup: Punishment will hit theaters in the first half of 2024.

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Source: ABO Entertainment

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