Future South Korean science fiction film Jung E is being made by Yeon Sang-Ho, who previously worked on Train to Busan and Hellbound. Climate change has made it necessary for humanity to live on space stations in close orbit during the 22nd century, allowing artificial intelligence to advance almost inexorably. Yung Jung-yi makes a reputation for herself as a cunning military tactician and ruthless mercenary when a civil war occurs between the inhabitants of these stations. However, an army AI development company called Kronoid tries to clone Jung-yi’sbrainto to create the ideal soldier after a failed mission renders her vegetative.
The main draw of JUNG_E is its human heart, which examines the bond between a mother and her daughter. Yeon Sang-ho, the director of Hellbound, plays to his strengths and employs action sequences to effectively convey this emotional side of JUNG_E’s flashy sci-fi drama set in the futuristic future. At the same time, the cast of the Netflix Korean drama complements Sang-ho’s artistic vision by putting on some incredibly moving performances.
Kim Hyun-Joo As Yoon Jung-Yi
Kang Soo-Yeon As Yoon Seo-Hyun
Ryu Kyung-Soo As Kim Sang-Hoon
Park So-Yi As A Younger Version Of Yoon Seo-Hyun
Lee Dong-Hee As The Chairman Of The Central AI Lab
The lead actor in the film, Yun Jung-yi/Jung_E, is Kim Hyun-Joo. Before going into a vegetative state due to a failed mission, Yun Jung-Yi was one of the most formidable soldiers and military strategists. She is currently participating in the JUNG_E project, a brain cloning experiment. Apart from him being a versatile actor, it would be fun watching the other characters and how they will evolve in it.
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