South Korea | Action/Comedy | 2021 | 91 minutes | In Korean w/English subtitles
Written & Directed by: Lee Jin-ho
Starring: Lee Seok-hyung, Lee Joo-young, Kim Jae-hwa
Film Source: M-Line Distribution
Enjoy an introduction to the film by Director Lee Jin-ho.
Joosung dreams of becoming an action star but in reality, he’s just an ordinary college student. One day, he meets a nerd, Chanyur in a filmmaking class and they decide to make an action film. While shooting the film, they accidently discover a threatening letter sent to professor Cha. It’s a letter to blackmail her using the fact that she is involved in admission frauds. The two then decide to capture her reaction to the blackmail as the main storyline of their action movie, but the more they become involved, the more things get messed up…
Action Hero is a high-spirited action movie about an undergrad who will undo injustice! For the first time here is a hero representing the MZ generation. The film has garnered four awards in the 2021 Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival for its exceptional ensemble cast made up of seasoned and rookie actors.