GenreAction, Thriller ScreenplayYoon Hong-Seung CountrySouth Korea
Release dateApril 30, 2014 (2014-04-30) (South Korea)
May 22, 2014 (2014-05-22) (Cannes) WriterCheol-Hong Jeon (screenplay), Seong-Geol Jo (screenplay) Initial releaseApril 30, 2014 (South Korea) CastRyoo Seung-Ryong (Yeo-Hoon), Lee Jin-Wook (Tae-Joon), Yu Jun-Sang (Chief Detective Song), Kim Sung-Ryung (Detective Young-Joo), Jo Yeo-Jeong (Hee-Joo), Jo Eun-Ji (Park Soo-jin) Similar moviesRyu Seung-ryong movies, Movies about South Korea, Action movies
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The Target (Hangul: 표적; RR: Pyojeok) is a 2014 South Korean action-thriller film starring Ryu Seung-ryong, Lee Jin-wook, Yoo Jun-sang and Kim Sung-ryung, and directed by Yoon Hong-seung (who also goes by the pseudonym Chang). It is a remake of the 2010 French film Point Blank.
Released on April 30, 2014 in South Korea, the film was also shown out of competition in the Midnight Screenings section at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival.
Ex-mercenary killer Yeo-hoon has reformed and is leading a normal life. That is, until he winds up framed for the death of a prominent CEO. He escapes, takes a bullet and winds up in a hospital bed. A doctor at the hospital, medical resident Tae-joon, helps him to escape his pursuers. When Tae-joon's pregnant wife is kidnapped, the two men embark on a dangerous 36-hour chase.
The Target was released on April 30, 2014. It had a solid opening despite placing third at the box office, behind The Fatal Encounter (another Korean film released on the same day) and The Amazing Spider-Man 2. With a market share of 21.5%, it attracted 1.35 million admissions and ₩6.63 billion (US$6.46 million) in its first week.
On its second week, the film rose to second place at the box office, for a total of more than 2 million admissions from 716 screens nationwide.