“Hopeless”, which heated up the 76th Cannes Film Festival, confirmed its theatrical release on October 11th and released a teaser poster heralding deep sensibility.
The movie “Hopeless” depicts a teenage boy, Yeon Gyu (Hong Xa Bin), who while wanting to escape from his hellish reality, meets the middle boss of a local gang, Chi Geon (Song Joong Ki), and ends up in the world of crime.
“Hopeless”, which premiered in the Un Certain Regard section at the 76th Cannes Film Festival, garnered rave reviews from media and critics around the world through its world premiere. It was officially invited to the 28th Busan International Film Festival in “Korean Cinema Today – Special Premiere” section, raising expectations for the birth of a well-made noir work.
The teaser poster for “Hopeless”, which was unveiled along with the confirmation of its theatrical release on October 11th, immediately catches the eye with the dramatic appearance of Yeon Gyu and Chi Geon in intense colors. The copy “If we have to do it, then do it” is added to stimulate curiosity about the unpredictable story that will unfold in front of the two characters.
Hong Xa Bin transforms into the 18-year-old Yeon Gyu, who jumped into the harsh adult world to escape from his miserable and bleak reality. Song Joong Ki, who plays Chi Geon, the middle boss of the organization who trusted and took in Yeon Gyu, heralds a new blow to the industry with a powerful character that he has never shown before. On top of that, Bibi’s appearance as Yeon Gyu’s younger sister is highly expected by viewers.