At some point Jo Ba-reun’s directorial debut, Gang, might show up more internationally as home streaming platforms take shape for some of the world’s more obscure titles in foreign cinema. For good measure, get a taste of that one here as we now pivot to what lies ahead in fantasy action comedy Slate, about an aspiring action star who finds herself in a whole new world. Literally.
Since she was a child, Yeon-hee dreamt of becoming an action star. Even though she has an amazing swordsmanship, the reality of reaching her goal is just too hard for her to handle.
One day, she is hired as a stand-in for an action film and goes onto the set, only to be transported to a lawless parallel world where people carry swords and kill each other without any retribution. Almost immediately, she is welcomed to the village as their protector and is respected by the villagers. And to save the villagers as a heroine, she begins to fight the villains back.
Finecut is repping the film internationally. An English-subbed trailer is making the rounds as of September courtesy of the 33rd Tokyo International Film Festival which just wrapped its ten-day quasi-physical festivities, wherein Slate just had its World Premiere.
Slate stars Ahn Ji-hye, Lee Min-ji and Park Tae-san.