Directed by: Lee An-Kyu 2017 | 90 min.

Section: Spotlight on Korea

Premiere: North American Premiere


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Hyun-Jung (Kim Hye-Soo, THE THIEVES, THE FACE READER) has risen through the ranks of an elite organized criminal group, and now sits second in command. However her rise to power has come at a cost, her relationship with her son. When he returns from abroad now a young man, Hyun-Jung has high hopes for starting anew.

At the same time, her personal enforcer Sang-hoon (Lee Sun-Kyun, A HARD DAY) begins to find himself in a bit of trouble as he plays both sides of the fence, and his unrequited love for Hyun-Jung becomes increasingly apparent. As a war begins to brew with a rival faction, and the seeds of betrayal burgeon in her own ranks; Hyun-Jung’s plans for the future and possibly even her life may be in peril….

A taut crime thriller with a perfect blend of action and drama, A SPECIAL LADY showcases the best of Kim Hye-Soo who shines in one of the most bad-ass roles of her career.

-Anna Page


Synopsis written by: Anna Page


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Monday, November 06 8:00 PM Dole Cannery C Date Passed

Cast & Crew

Director Lee An-Kyu
Screenwriter Lee An-Kyu
Producer Mi-hwa Kim
Cast Moo-sung Choi, Kim Hye-Soo, Min-seok Kim, Lee Sun-Kyun, Hee-joon Lee
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