Yoo Ah In, Tough as Iron
Is Yoo Ah In a toughie?He is indeed being 'stereotyped' as one from his work in "Sungkyungkwan Scandal" and the film "Punch".In his latest outing as the gangster Busan-bred Cheol (literally translated as 'iron'), Yoo Ah In plays the tough guy role again. But look deeper as the film's synopsis promises a storyline around the classic Heinz dilemma.Poor man with a sick parent dying of a terminal illness, how far would he go?Well, the film at least went as far as North America, as American audiences are going to be treated to an almost simultaneous showing of the film as South Korea.
Yoo Ah In is also quite known for his comic prowess, and he will get to showcase that in the lighter side of the film, when his character will not yet be all stressed out with the dilemma in front of him.Other than that, Yoo Ah In is very fortunate as an actor, or maybe this just speaks to his incredible talent. In "Tough as Iron" he once again lands a role alongside South Korea's best actors.Co-starring with him in this film is actress Kim Hae-Sook (who recently brought many an audience to tears playing Lee Bo Young's strong willed mother in hit drama "I Can Hear Your Voice"), who plays Cheol's mother. Shared moments from mother-and-son likely be the cause of our movie-induced tear-filled moments.
Another must-see from the film is its portrayal of authentic Busan.Yes, that other South Korean city, where tough guys are bred, and memories stick like the region's notable accent.
It is certain that this film will tug at heartstrings like is characteristic of the best Korean movies. Probably best for date night or for that weekend outing with mom.If you're not into K-movies, then maybe this one would show you what K-movies are all about, with their humanity at the core.
"Tough as Iron" will play in the following theaters in North America, beginning October 11thand in Honolulu (Hawaii) October 18th:
Los Angeles CGV Cinemas
Fullerton Regal La Habra
Irvine Edwards UTC
D.C. Fairfax Town Center 10
Atlanta AMC Colonial
Seattle AMC Alderwood
Chicago AMC Showplace Niles
Dallas AMC Grapevine Mills
New York AMC Empire
San Jose AMC Cupertino
Honolulu Consolidated Pearlridge
See the trailer before you go, and you can possibly feel your heart getting pulled already:
If you're based in Los Angeles, you can get a chance for a seat to the advanced screening by clicking the link below: