Director: Park Hoon-jung박훈정

Cast : JANG Dong-gun장동건, KIM Myung-min김명민, PARK Hee-soon박희순, LEE Jong-suk이종석

Release Date:  08.23..2017

VIP is the first Korean film dealing with “Planned North Korean defectors” in history. It is not a familiar subject for South Koreans even though they are living in the only divided country in the world. There were a lot of planned defectors in the 80’s and 90’s during the cold war but recently these kinds of defectors have almost disappeared officially.
“브이아이피”는 대한민국 영화 사상 최초로 ‘기획 귀순자’를 수면 위에서 다룬 영화입니다. 전세계 유일의 분단국가 대한민국을 살아가는 국민들에게도 낯선 단어가 바로 ‘기획 귀순’인데요. ‘기획 귀순자’는 냉전 시대였던 80-90년대 초 까지만 하더라도 상당히 많았으나, 최근에는 공개적인 ‘기획 귀순’이 대부분 사라진 것으로 알려집니다.
For today’s voko cinema we will introduce an unpredictable Korean thriller “VIP” directed by Park Hoon-jung which features the story around Kwang-il, the son of a high-ranking North Korean official, who is suspected of committing serial murders around the world.

영화VIP에 등장하는 북한고위간부의 아들 김광일은 미국 CIA와 대한민국 국정원이 합작해 귀순시킨 인물로 살인혐의를 받게 되면서 줄거리는 흥미를 더해 갑니다. 오늘 보코시네마시간에는 숨 막히는 긴장감, 예측할 수 없는 스토리 “신세계” 박훈정 감독의 새로운 야심작! “브이아이피”를 소개하겠습니다.

North Korean inspector Dae-beom discovers a high-ranking official’s involvement in several murder cases. He is demoted without warrant and prime suspect Gwang-il, son of the official, defects to the South. South Korean police Yi-do is also investigating a brutal serial murder case. The suspect is Gwang-il who arrives in the South getting the VIP treatment. National Intelligence Service agent Jae-hyuk tries to interfere with the police investigation by locating the suspect’s whereabouts while CIA agent Paul (Peter Stormare) intends to extract confidential information on high ranking North Korean officials from him.
북한 당국 ‘대범’은국정원과 CIA의 기획으로 북에서 온 고위간부의 아들VIP 김광일이 연쇄살인사건의 유력한 용의자로 지목된 사실을 알게 됩니다. 본능적으로 그가 범인임을 직감한 남한 경찰 채이도가 VIP를 뒤쫓지만 국정원 요원 박재혁의비호로 번번이 용의선상에서 벗어나게 됩니다. 또한CIA 요원 폴은 북한 고위 관리들에 대한 기밀 정보를 추출하려고 합니다.

However, murderer Gwang-il relishes this situation. Using his special circumstances he entices and manipulates all of them: those who try to catch him, those who try to protect him and those who try to use him in the North and South.

하지만 광일은 이런 상황을 다 알고 자신의 특수한 상황을 이용해 주변을 감싸고 있는 이들을 교모히 이용합니다. 영화 “브이아이피”는 살인사건을 은폐하려는 자, 반드시 잡으려는 자, 복수하려는 자, 서로 다른 목적을 가진 네 남자의 이야기를 다룬 범죄영화입니다.

Park Hoon-jung is a South Korean film director and screenwriter. Park first attracted notice within the Korean film industry for writing the screenplays for Kim Jee-woon‘s I Saw the Devil (2010) and Ryoo Seung-wan‘s The Unjust(2010). He made his debut as a director in 2011 with the period film The Showdown, which was largely overlooked by Korean viewers upon its release. However with his second film, gangster epic New World (2013), he scored a critical and commercial success.
His filmography has now expanded from tricks and struggles for survival to metaphors of the relationship between the two Koreas.
박훈정은 영화 감독이자 각본가인데요.김지운감독의 ‘악마를 보았다’와 류승완감독의 ‘부당거래’의 각본을 썼으며,  2011년에는, 사극영화 《혈투》로 감독 데뷔했습니다. 그의 2번째 영화 “신세계”는 작품성과 상업성 모두 인정받은 작품이기도 합니다., 이번 작품 “브이아이피”로 앞선 영화들 보다 더욱 커진 남북뿐만 아니라 미국 CIA까지 동원한 국가기관간의 충돌을 다룹니다.
JANG Dong-gun of TaeGukGi: Brotherhood Of War (2004) and KIM Myung-min of the Detective K series play highly stalwart professionals while PARK Hee-soon, who portrays an abandoned North Korean inspector, reunites with director PARK after The Showdown.
“태극기”의  장동건, “조선명탐정” 김명민, “혈투”의 박희순, “피끓는 청춘” 이종석이 영화 “브이아이피”를 위해 뭉쳤는데요. 먼저 국정원 요원 박재혁 역할은 배우 장동건이, 형사 채이도 역할은 김명민이 열연했습니다. VIP 김광일 때문에 좌천된보안성 공작원은 배우박희순이 연기해 버려진 사냥개 같은 눈빛으로 좌중을 압도합니다. 박희순은 ‘혈투’이후 박훈정 감독과 ‘브이아이피’에서 재회하게 됩니다.

LEE Jong-suk, known for playing “bright” characters such as in As One (2012), Hot young Bloods (2014) and in many popular TV series, challenges his image by transforming into the memorable murderer who speaks fluently both in North Korean dialect and in English. Movie, “VIP” directed and written by Park Hoon-jung was released on Aug 23rd in Korea.
한편 국가도 법도 통제할 수 없는 VIP 김광일은 TV드라마와 영화스크린에서 종횡무진 중인 배우 이종석이 맡아 북한 사투리부터 영어 연기까지 다양하게 소화해냈습니다. 박훈정 시나리오를 쓰고 매가폰은 잡은 영화 “브이아이피”는 지난8월23일 한국에서 개봉했습니다.