Netflix has unveiled the first Kill Boksoon teaser trailer for its upcoming South Korean action comedy starring Cannes-winning actress Jeon Do-yeon. The video features Jeon as a single mother who’s struggling to balance raising her teenage daughter with her job as a contract killer.
The film will have its world premiere this month at the 73rd Berlin International Film Festival. It will then be followed by its streaming debut on March 31.
Kill Boksoon is written and directed by Byun Sung-hyun (The Merciless, Kingmaker). The film will also star So Kyung-gu (Public Enemy), Esom (Taxi Driver), Ko Kyo-hwan (D.P.), Kim Si-a (Ashin of the North), Lee Yeon (Juvenile Justice), Jang In-sub (Who Are You: School 2015), and Choi Byung-mo.
“In the film, Gil is a single woman juggling the demanding and conflicting roles of professional killer and mother to a teenage daughter,” reads the synopsis. “Despite her unblemished track record as an assassin, Gil hesitates about renewing her contract at the killing company where she is employed and decides to spend time finding out what is gnawing at her daughter. But complications are never far away, such as discovering her next target is at a parent-teacher meeting.”
Jeon is best known for her acclaimed performances in movies such as My Dear Enemy, The Housemaid, The Shameless, and Secret Sunshine. The latter earned her the Best Actress award at the Cannes Film Festival, making her the first-ever Korean to win an acting award at Cannes. She is currently starring on tvN-Netflix’s romantic comedy series Crash Course in Romance along with Hospital Playlist‘s Jung Kyung-ho.