Netflix has announced June 4, 2021, as the worldwide release date for the Korean romantic-drama movie “Sweet & Sour.” The new romance film will be one from a big list of Korean Netflix originals that will arrive this year.
The film depicts a realistic tale of modern romance following three young people. The seemingly contradictory title alludes not only to the first sugary stages of love but also to its bitter end, as will surely come with the passage of time. The cast of Sweet & Sour includes rising stars Jang Ki-yong, Chae Soo-bin, and Krystal Jung.
Jang Ki-yong, whose steady rise to fame across genres began with roles in Search WWW, The Bad Guys: Reign of Chaos, and this May’s My Roommate is a Gumiho, portrays very “real guy” boyfriend Jang Hyeok. His unfiltered portrayal of the realistic boyfriend will quicken viewers’ pulse with infatuation and rage as he gradually transforms from a sweet guy, at the beginning of the relationship, to an unresponsive one.
Jang Hyeok’s lovely girlfriend Da-eun is played by Chae Soo-bin, who established herself as a major next-gen rom-com star through roles in I'm Not a Robot, Where Stars Land, and A Piece of Your Mind. Many young viewers will relate to her character Da-eun, who is frustrated with both her job as a nurse and her love life.
Bo-yeong, the woman whom Jang Hyeok meets through his job assignment with his big-name corporate employer, is played by Krystal Jung. Demonstrating a different kind of charm than her usual chic image, Jung shapes Bo-yeong into an interesting character in a love-hate relationship with Jang Hyeok while they collaborate and compete for the same permanent position at the corporation.
Director Lee Gae-byok’s fresh and funny take on this realistic love story is further enhanced by the chemistry among actors Jang Ki-yong, Chae Soo-bin, and Krystal Jung.
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