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A Man of Reason

A Man of Reason

A Man of Reason

Dir. Jung Woo-sung
103 min

Korean actor Jung Woo-sung stars and directs A Man of Reason, a critical favorite at the Toronto International Film Festival about a hitman released from prison who seeks to rekindle his relationship with his ten-year-old daughter.

After a decade behind bars, Su-hyuk (Jung) emerges musing over the wreckage of his life. Retreating to his former girlfriend, Min-seo, he discovers that they have a daughter, In-bi, born when he was in prison. But during his time in lockup, Su-hyuk’s bosses have become somewhat legit, and they’re eager to get one of their best onboard for their schemes… which still involves murder. While his old life comes crashing in on him, Su-hyuk finds some solace in a surprising place. Jung Woo-sung makes an assured directorial debut in this fast-paced action thriller that had audiences on the edge of their seats.

Content advisory: violence

Film Details

Release Year: 2022
Runtime: 103 min
Country/Region: South Korea
Language: Korean
Print Source: Acemaker Movieworks
Tags: Action, Asian Frontiers, Crime, Suspense, Thriller


Director: Jung Woo-sung
Producer: Song Dae-chan
Cinematographer: Go Rak-sun
Screenwriter: Jung Hae-sin, Jung Woo-sung
Editor: Kim Man-geun
Composer: Kim Tae-seong
Principal Cast: Jung Woo-sung, Kim Nam-gil, Park Sung-woong, Kim Jun-han, Lee Elijah, Park You-na