Murderer and mom: Korean thriller explores excessive work-life steadiness


By Hanna Rantala

BERLIN (Reuters) – South Korean star Jeon Do-yeon drew on her personal insecurities as a guardian to play a single mom {and professional} killer within the upcoming motion thriller “Kill Boksoon”, she advised Reuters forward of the film’s premiere on the Berlin Movie Pageant.

Jeon performs Boksoon, a extremely expert contract murderer within the Netflix film. She has managed to maintain her career a secret, however together with her teenage daughter rising up quick, balancing work and residential life turns into an growing problem.

Distracted and caught in a double life, the as soon as razor-sharp Boksoon’s profession begins to indicate indicators of pressure and he or she is compelled to reassess her priorities.

“I relate to the character quite a bit,” Do-yeon stated on Saturday.

“As a mom and elevating a complete particular person, a human being, it is very powerful since you your self are unstable, insecure, and there is a lot that you simply simply do not know,” she stated.

At one level, her character says killing is straightforward in comparison with elevating a toddler.

“Being a mom actually makes you see your shortcomings,” Do-yeon added.

“Kill Boksoon” was written and directed by filmmaker Byun Sung-hyun, 42.

“What I needed to indicate via our movie is how a lady who performs the 2 very contradictory roles of killer and mom grows to find out how she ought to reside her life from her daughter,” Byun stated.

“Kill Boksoon”, which is screening within the sidebar Berlinale Particular part on the Berlin Movie Pageant, is because of be launched by Netflix on March 31.

(Reporting by Hanna Rantala; Modifying by Thomas Escritt and Helen Popper)