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Oh I like the plot of new movie Retrial, a legal drama film about a boy who gets wrongly accused of a murder, gets sentenced to jail for 10 years and a lawyer who fights for him when his case is reopened. It is based on a true story about a gruesome homicide case that took place in 2000. The movie also boasts some great acting talent, thus cementing a must watch status.

Retrial stars Kang Ha Neul (Misaeng) as a man who was imprisoned for a murder 10 years ago, when he was still a teen and a witness to that crime. Now he is released on parole for his good behaviour. Jung Woo (Answer Me 1994) plays an unsuccessful lawyer who takes up his case in hopes of getting back to a good position in the legal field but gradually finds himself fighting for this man from all his heart and soul. I think the story has a lot of potential to be moving, giving a more dramatic turn to the events than being a straight thriller. It will be great to see the growth of the lawyer as well as the hopefulness taking its roots in Kang Ha Neul‘s character’s heart. Plus, bromance! Kim Hae Sook (I Hear Your Voice) stars as Kang Ha Neul‘s mother.

Retrial is releasing tomorrow, and is directed by Kim Tae Yoon who has films like Another Family (2014) and A Cruel Attendance (2006) to his credit. The movie is also going by the moniker New Trial.


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