Aw, mother-son adorable shenanigans, twelve o’clock. Here’s a peek at
Yoo Ah-in (Jang Ok-jung, Live For Love) and Kim Hae-sook (I Hear Your Voice)
in their new movie Kkang-chulie (named for his character, Kang-chul)
where he plays a tough brawler who has a quirky, heartwarming relationship
with his oddball mother.
Kkang-chul, whose name means “strong steel,” lives by his kkang,
or verve — hence the nickname. The one thing he doesn’t want to be is a gangster
(yet another kkang-word, heh) but when his mother takes a turn for the worse
and money is on the line, he ends up having to do the dangerous thing
to save the one person who’s most important to him.
It looks like a nice balance of comedy, heart, and high-stakes drama, with a great cast to boot.
I mean, when Kim Hae-sook is your mom, you’ve pretty much got a leg up on life in general.
Add their adorable mother-son banter and you’ve got me by the heartstrings, waitin’ to be tugged.