Hopeless Movie 2023

Yeon-gyu, a teenage boy trapped in a hellish reality marked by violence and poverty in his hometown. He yearns for a peaceful life with his mother. Enter Chi-geon, a middle boss of a local gang.

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Here is what I found about the movie Hopeless (2023) ¹ ² ³ ⁴ ⁵:

  • Movie Title: Hopeless (English title), Hwaran (Revised romanization), 화란 (Hangul)
  • Genre: Neo Noir, Thriller
  • Director: Kim Chang-Hoon
  • Writer: Kim Chang-Hoon
  • Producers: Park Min-Jung
  • Cinematographer: Lee Jae-Woo
  • Release Date: October 11, 2023
  • World Premiere: May 2023 (Cannes Film Festival)
  • Runtime: 124 min
  • Distributor: Plus M Entertainment
  • Language: Korean
  • Country: South Korea
  • Cast: Hong Sa-Bin, Song Joong-Ki, Bibi, Jeong Jae-Kwang, Kim Jong-Soo, Jung Man-Sik
  • Plot: The movie follows Yeon-Kyu, an 18-year-old who lives in a bleak and miserable situation. He has a younger sister, Ha-Yan. To find a way out, he joins a criminal organization. There, Yeon-Kyu meets Chi-Gun, a mid-level boss in the crime group who trusts and leads Yeon-Kyu.
  • Awards and nominations: Best New Director, Best Supporting Actor for Song Joong-ki, Best New Actor, Best New Actress, Best New Director at the 2024 Blue Dragon Film Awards
    Hopeless premiered in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival on May 24, 2023. It was also invited to the 28th Busan International Film Festival in ‘Korean Cinema Today – Special Premiere' section. As of October 14, 2023, the film has grossed $966,670 at the local box office and accumulated 135,178 admissions from 976 screens.


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