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Yeom-lyeok (2018)

Not Rated | | Action, Comedy, Fantasy | 25 April 2018 (USA)
After drinking water from a mountain spring, a bank security guard gains telekinetic superpowers, which he must use to save his estranged daughter from an evil construction company, as a superhero.


Sang-ho Yeon


Sang-ho Yeon
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Credited cast:
Seung-ryong Ryu ... Seok-heon
Eun-kyung Shim ... Roo-mi
Jung-min Park Jung-min Park ... Kim Jeong-hyeon
Yu-mi Jung ... Hong Sang-moo
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yeong-gi Jeong Yeong-gi Jeong
Do-yoon Kim
Min-jae Kim ... Min
Yeong-Seon Kim Yeong-Seon Kim ... Roo-mi's mom
Hang-ho Tae Hang-ho Tae
Soo-jung Ye Soo-jung Ye ... Mr. Jeong's sister
Hwang Yeon-hee Hwang Yeon-hee


Seok-heon, a bank security guard, gains superpowers one day after drinking water from a mountain spring affected by a meteor. He then sets out to protect his estranged daughter Roo-mi and her neighborhood from a construction company controlled by the mafia, using his recently-arrived superpower: the power of psychokinesis, and in the process becomes a superhero. Written by Prashast Singh

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


From the Director of TRAIN TO BUSAN


Action | Comedy | Fantasy


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South Korea



Release Date:

25 April 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Psychokinesis See more »

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Production Co:

RedPeter Film See more »
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Technical Specs




Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Seung-ryong Ryu and Eun-kyung Shim previously starred in Seoulyeok (2016), which was also directed by Sang-ho Yeon. See more »


Hong Sang-moo: [to Seok-heon] Everyone else, including you and me, are just slaves of this society. Why can't you accept it? Know your place, please. That's the lesson your daughter will learn from getting arrested.
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Alternate Versions

Apart from 2D, the film was also released in ScreenX format. See more »

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Really enjoyable movie!
9 July 2018 | by marcopalariaSee all my reviews

A superhero plot with a great script. Human characters, intelligent dialogues, dramatic action at the right moment. It's perfect from beginning till the end. Another cool example of quality of the South Korean cinema.

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