Park Jin-young, or GOT7’s Jinyoung, is set to star in the upcoming Korean movie carol following his outstanding performance as Yoo Ba-bi in the sequel to the hugely successful romantic comedy Yumi’s cells. Jinyoung, as Yoo, is a gentle and kind man whose arms give Yu Mi (Kim Go-eun) comfort and courage to face new challenges and rediscover love, which inspires her. in the carolHowever, Jinyoung’s roles are a far cry from Yoo’s. We see him playing twin brothers Joo Wol-woo and Joo Il-woo. While Wol-woo is frail, Il-woo is strong and becomes a rebel with a cause – a monster created by violence – ready for a brutal fight for revenge.
Let’s dig a little deeper carol.
An 18-year-old teenager with mental health problems named Joo Wol-woo is found dead in a water tank on Christmas Eve. The boy’s grandmother, who has dementia, is asked to sign the death certificate, which lists accidental drowning as the cause of death, despite obvious signs of appalling brutality. Soon the stunned lady also dies. Confused and frustrated, the victim’s twin brother, Joo Il-woo, seeks revenge. Unfortunately, the world ignores his plight, leaving him completely alone and without resources in his quest to avenge Wol-woo’s death. As a result, he decides to take justice into his own hands.
Other important characters
Jo Soon-woo (Kim Young-min) – Soon-woo is one of the youth facility’s teachers who met Wol-woo through volunteering. When he encounters Il-woo in the juvenile detention center, he is aware of his intentions and initially tries to placate him, but ultimately assists Il-woo in his mission.
Moon Ja-hoon (song Geon-hee) – He is the antagonist who wantonly rammed and attacked Wol-woo on Christmas Eve at the supermarket where he worked. We’ll see him try to get rid of Il-woo, who confronts him and declares that he will still avenge Wol-woo.
Son Hwan (Kim Dong-hwi) – Hwan is a close friend of Wol-woo who is forced by thugs to join Moon’s gang. Moon hires a criminal who has served in a demolition party to evict residents of a redevelopment area to kill Il-woo because he feels threatened by him.
Han Hee-sang (Heo Dong-won) – A very efficient teacher in the correctional system.
carol is an adaptation of the bestselling novel of the same name by Joo Won-kyu and directed by Kim Sung-soo. Kim allegedly tried to portray how the powerful brutalize the weak. There are also scenes of sexual violence in the film. according to a C ODYSSEY article, Kim elaborated in a Nov. 29 press conference on how “today’s films that explore the idea of revenge exclude the victims,” adding, “The unfortunate truth is that Il-woo has the power to beat up the wicked, he so seeks revenge; however, weak protagonists like Son Hwan or Wol-woo don’t even have the power to counter bullies.”
Jinyoung noted that his characters Wol-woo and Il-woo are notable in the film. I’m pretty sure they are and I can’t wait to see it carol, especially Jinyoung in his new form. Though the narration is gory, intense, and dark, it is undoubtedly a must-read for Korean film fans, especially those who love Jinyoung.
carol will be released on December 7th, 2022.