Netflix is ratcheting up the tension in 2023 with the highly anticipated Korean film, ‘Ballerina,’ featuring a compelling performance by Jeon Jong-seo as a vengeance-fueled ex-bodyguard. Amidst an impressive lineup of K-dramas, this Korean thriller promises a cinematic experience like no other and includes familiar faces from Netflix’s own K-drama adaptation of ‘Money Heist.’
Directed by Lee Chung-hyun, known for the Netflix success ‘The Call,’ ‘Ballerina’ marks his second collaboration with Jeon, who has earned her action chops through gripping roles, including Tokyo in ‘Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area.’
In ‘Ballerina,’ Jeon portrays Ok-ju, a former bodyguard turned avenger when her sole friend enlists her to settle a deadly score. The film’s debut teaser tantalizingly offers a glimpse into the blood-soaked mission Ok-ju is willing to die for.
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The drama unfolds as Ok-ju’s ballerina friend Min-hee (played by Park Yoo-rim) implores her to seek retribution against a menacing figure known as Pro Choi (Kim Ji-hoon). Skilled in martial arts, weapons training, and extreme motorcycle riding, Ok-ju is not one to be trifled with.
Netflix unveiled the film’s pulse-pounding first teaser on September 6, 2023. It opens with a touching sentiment that reveals the emotional gravity Min-hee holds for Ok-ju. Cutting through the tension, Ok-ju declares, “I’m going hunting,” as the trailer oscillates between scenes of elegant ballet performances and intense, life-or-death situations.
As the teaser unfolds, it’s clear Ok-ju is a force of nature. Audiences are treated to a wild chase sequence where Ok-ju dismantles a gang of thugs, each scene punctuated by her sheer ruthlessness in pursuit of justice for her friend.
The ominous tagline, “I’ll hunt you all the way down to hell,” sets the stage for what promises to be a thrilling cinematic journey. Audiences can expect the adrenaline to keep pumping when ‘Ballerina’ makes its official debut on October 6, 2023.