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A Man of Reason directed by Jung Woo-sung
A Man of Reason directed by Jung Woo-sung

Ahead of the film’s world premiere at the 47th Toronto International Film Festival, Epic Pictures Group acquired the South Korean action film A Man of Reason. A Man of Reason is the directorial debut of famed Korean actor Jung Woo-sung, who also leads the cast alongside Kim Nam-gil (Lovers Vanished) and Park Sung-woong (For the Emperor).

The film follows Jung as Soo-hyeok, a man who wants to live a normal life after spending 10 years in prison. Upon visiting his long-abandoned girlfriend, he finds out he is the father of a young girl but his attempts to cut ties with his former gang are unsuccessful when his old boss begins to question his loyalty and uses his newly discovered daughter as leverage. Forced into a corner and with nothing to lose, Soo-hyeok must resort to violence to save her and get his revenge.

Jung is notably known for his breakthrough performance in Beat (1997) and went on to receive acclaim for his roles in The Good, the Bad, the Weird (2008) and Cold Eyes (2013), among others, before hitting international recognition with the action thriller Steel Rain (2017). More recently, he was an executive producer on the Netflix Original Korean sci-fi series The Silent Sea and reprised his role in Steel Rain for the 2020 sequel.

Epic Pictures Group will release the film theatrically and digitally in North America in Q1 2023 following its festival run.

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