“Love ain’t like what it used to be!”
“Being hot and energetic means being young!”
An unforgettable case that shock the countryside in 1982!
‘Young-sook’ (Park Bo-young) is the head of a high school girls’ gang who dominates her country town, but she secretly longs for attention from ‘Joong-gil’ (Lee Jong-suk), the legendary Casanova of Hong-sung Agricultural High. Meanwhile, ‘Gwang-sik’ (Kim Young-kwang), the top bully of Hong-sung Technical High is mad over Young-sook who won’t open up her heart to him. Then, a new girl, ‘So-hee’ (Lee Se-young), moves down from Seoul and stirs up trouble in their relationships. Once he realizes Young-sook is troubled over Joong-gil who is intent on winning So-hee over, Gwang-sik eventually tries to harm So-hee. When Joong-gil steps up to stop Gwang-sik, Young-sook sacrifices herself without the slightest hesitation in order to save Joong-gil from Gwang-sik.
Captivating all generations in an 80s romance
The back-to-the-past film to fire up box offices in 2014
A story about the last generation of young bloods under the strict national school uniform codes set in a country town in 1982, Hot Young Bloods is another blast to take viewers back to the past.
Recently, ‘retro’ has become much like a ‘syndrome’ that has taken Korean pop culture world by storm. To start off, Sunny raised a ‘retro-film’ syndrome. Likewise, Architecture 101 raised a stir of reminiscing over one’s first love. Also, films like Once Upon a Time in High School that captured the high school days of the past tugged at the viewers’ memories and emotions and scored big at the box office. The recently ended hit TV drama series, Reply 1997 has captivated viewers with more nostalgia of the past. The Attorney which is still in screening also prove the hot popularity of retro-style pieces. Hot Young Bloods is set to carry on the torch and raise another big retro-style sensation across theaters in 2014.
Set in a country town in the 80s, Hot Young Bloods draws out an intense drama and tugs at old memories, ready to draw viewers back in time. About the awkward but hot high school romance of the 80s, Hot Young Bloods is filled with sights and sounds of the past. It captures the dating hot spots of the 80s such as the bakery, Chinese restaurant, movie theaters, the school commuter train as well as unforgettable items such as bell-bottoms, training suits, roller-skating, and the Swiss Army knife, to revive the past once again.
Along with a talent-packed staff such as music director Shim Hyun-jeong of A Werewolf Boy, and Old Boy and editor Choi Min-young who won the Grand Bell award for Snowpiercer, and art director Lee Ha-na of The Front Line, director Lee Yeon-woo put the most effort into re-creating the school commuter train and capturing the 80s to perfection for the big screen. The film is ready to present viewers of all ages a chance to reflect back on their high school days and reminisce about the hot, young days of old.
Much like Sunny, Architecture 101, and Once Upon a Time in High School, Hot Young Bloods is also set to captivate viewers’ hearts and rise as the hottest film of the season.
Title: Hot Young Bloods
Director: Lee Yeon-woo
Cast: Lee Jong-suk, Park Bo-young, Lee Se-young, Kim Young-kwang
Presented by: Lotte Entertainment
Produced by: Damsofilm
Running Time: 121 minutes
Release Date: January 22nd, 2014
Singapore Release Date: March 20th, 2014