Netflix recently released an official trailer for Song Joong-ki’s next Korean feature movie, My Name is Loh Kiwan.
The upcoming Netflix film, the exact adaptation of Jo Hae-jin’s novel I Met Loh Kiwan, is centered on the romantic relationship between Marie, a South Korean resident who believes she has no meaning or calling in life, and the male protagonist. This North Korean defector travels to Belgium for protection.
My Name is Loh Kiwan | Official Trailer
Song Joong Ki & Choi Sung Eun’s love story faces obstacles in the My Name is Loh Kiwan trailer.
The teaser revolves around Loh Kiwan’s alone arrival in Belgium, chronicling his anxious moments at immigration.
Despite entering the country, the harsh truth comes in: loneliness, cold, and hunger are typical companions. The story builds as Loh Kiwan works to confirm his refugee status, interwoven with flashbacks of his time in North Korea.
His journey to a faraway nation that barely speaks his language exposes him to new dangers and bitterness. Loh Kiwan runs away, sleeps in a tunnel, and struggles to make ends meet in Belgium.
Despite finding himself lying on the floor of a filthy public bathroom, having consumed something that has made him unwell, he remains steadfast in his determination to live and thrive in Belgium. Though this country is not his home, he knows that it is far superior to his native North Korea.
The trailer shows the protagonist’s journey to validation, encountering challenges along the way until he meets Marie, a Korean pro shooter with Belgian citizenship.
Loh Kiwan’s resilience is evident as he focuses on the difficulties he experienced in the foreign land, underlining his drive to overcome the obstacles.
The teaser develops anticipation for the film’s story about his journey while also introducing the important link with Marie. As the protagonist says, “My name is Loh Kiwan,” viewers are intrigued, ready to see the growing drama and emotional depth in this story of survival and hope.
The Cast and Crew of My Name is Loh Kirwan.
The Netflix original stars famed Korean actors Song Joong-ki & Choi Sung-eun as the main characters. While the former is well-known for successful K-dramas like Vincenzo (2021) & Descendants of the Sun (2016), Choi is noted for her outstanding performances in films like Gentleman (2022) and Start-Up (2019).
Other significant cast members in My Name Is Loh Kiwan consist of Jo Han-Chul as Yoon-sung, Kim Sung-young as Ok-hee, Lee Sang-hee as Sun-Joo, and Seo Hyun-woo as Eun-Seol.
My Name is Loh Kiwan, the highly anticipated dramatic love story, which will premiere on the renowned online streaming service Netflix on March 1, 2024, in over 190 countries.