New publicity releases for "Master and Man - Movie" offer hints as to the movie's likely tone. On one end, the new posters shows off its three characters in the implied nude from the neck up, compared to the previous poster which simply showed their dangling naked legs.
The still images, by contrast, show a social comedy edge that's more in line with director Cho Sung-kyu's previous work. The man in the pictures, Hyun-dae (played by Lee Sang-won-I) is at the center of the psychosexual drama. His name, amusingly enough, roughly translates as meaning 'modern'. We can also see Min-joo (played by Jung Da-won-I), a woman who has been devastated by sexual desire exchanging significant looks with him.
Sexualized marketing and story notwithstanding "Master and Man - Movie" so far appears to be an attempt to reinvent the characters of its famed erotic webtoon in more humanized dimensions. That much can only be known for sure, though, when the movie opens on July 18th.
Written by William Schwartz
Staff writer. Has been writing articles for HanCinema since 2012, having lived in South Korea since 2011. Started out in Gyeongju, then to Daegu, then to Ansan, then to Yeongju, then to Seoul, lived on the road for HanCinema's travel diaries series in the summer of 2016, and is currently settled in Anyang. Has good tips for utilizing South Korea's public bus system. William Schwartz can be contacted via firstname.lastname@example.org. He also has a substack at williamschwartz.substack.com where he discusses the South Korean film industry in broader terms and takes suggestions for future movies to review.
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