Twenty-twenty-one continues to be an accompanying exciting time for fans of Korean films and series and Netflix has just added more to their current roaster.
Sweet & Sour, an upcoming South Korean Netflix Original romantic-drama movie directed by Lee Kye Byuk is headed to the streaming platform globally.
Upon release, Sweet & Sour will be the fourth South Korean Original movie to arrive on Netflix in 2021. Netflix has already invested hundreds of millions of dollars into content from South Korea, and won’t be stopping anytime soon.
The film depicts a realistic tale of modern romance following three young people. The seemingly contradictory title alludes not only to the first sugary stages of love but also to its bitter end, as will surely come with the passage of time. The cast of Sweet & Sour includes rising stars Jang Ki-yong, Chae Soo-bin and Krystal Jung.
Jang Ki-yong, whose steady rise to fame across genres began with roles in Search WWW, The Bad Guys: Reign of Chaos and this May’s My Roommate is a Gumiho, portrays very “real guy” boyfriend Jang Hyeok. His unfiltered portrayal of the realistic boyfriend will quicken viewers’ pulse with infatuation and rage as he gradually transforms from a sweet guy, in the beginning of the relationship, to an unresponsive one.
Jang Hyeok’s lovely girlfriend Da-eun is played by Chae Soo-bin, who established herself as a major next-gen rom-com star through roles in I’m Not a Robot, Where Stars Land and A Piece of Your Mind. Many young viewers will relate to her character Da-eun, who is frustrated with both her job as a nurse and her love life.
Bo-yeong, the woman whom Jang Hyeok meets through his job assignment with his big name corporate employer, is played by Krystal Jung. Demonstrating a different kind of charm than her usual chic image, Jung shapes Bo-yeong into an interesting character in a love-hate relationship with Jang Hyeok while they collaborate and compete for the same permanent position at the corporation.
Director Lee Gae-byok’s fresh and funny take on this realistic love story is further enhanced by the chemistry among actors Jang Ki-yong, Chae Soo-bin and Krystal Jung.
Sweet and Sour will be released worldwide on June 4th, only on Netflix.
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