SONG JOONG-KI and CHOI SEUNG-EUN to Star in Netflix Film MY NAME IS LOH KIWAN
Netflix has announced the star-studded cast lineup for upcoming film My Name Is Loh Kiwan, with Song Joong-ki and Choi Sung-eun playing the leading characters. The film follows the story of Loh Kiwan, a North Korean defector who slipped away to Belgium in the pursuit for freedom, who falls in love with a woman named Mari.
Loh Kiwan will be played by Song Joong-ki, who previously starred in the Netflix film Space Sweepers, where he plays a talented pilot who risks his life to scavenge space debris. He has also left his mark in several hit series including Vincenzo, in which he plays a dashing mafia consigliere, and his recent double role in Reborn Rich.
Choi Sung-eun, who had her breakthrough role in Beyond Evil and starred alongside Ji Chang-wook in The Sound of Magic, will play Mari, a former Korean shooter born in Belgium who is disillusioned with life. Rounding up the cast lineup are Cho Han-cheul, Kim Sung-roung, Lee Il-hwa, Lee Sang-hee, and Seo Hyun-woo.
A remarkable love story is set to unfold between Loh Kiwan and Mari after the mishap of their first encounter, as the former arrives in Belgium to seek freedom and for a new start in life, whereas the latter feels the exact opposite, having lost her will to face cruel reality.
My Name Is Loh Kiwan will premiere exclusively on Netflix.
Title: My Name is Loh Kiwan
Screenwriting / Directing: Kim Hee-jin
Original: I Met Loh Kiwan (Novel by Cho Hae-jin, Published by Changbi Publishers)
Cast: Song Joong-ki, Choi Sung-eun, Cho Han-cheul, Kim Sung-roung, Lee Il-hwa, Lee Sang-hee, Seo Hyun-woo
Production: Yong Film / History D&C