Korean Film “Sweet & Sour” Promises a Realistic, Relatable, and Bittersweet Love Story

A new romantic Korean film is set to show on Netflix in June. ‘Sweet & Sour’ 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. The cast of ‘Sweet & Sour’ includes rising stars Jang Ki-yong, Chae Soo-bin, and Krystal Jung.

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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 surely get your heart pumping with both infatuation and rage as he gradually transforms from a sweet guy in the beginning of the relationship to an unresponsive one.

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Jang Hyeok’s lovely girlfriend Da-eun is played by Chae Soo-bin, who has 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 definitely relate to her character Da-eun, who is frustrated with her job as a nurse and her love life.

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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. ‘Sweet & Sour’ will be released worldwide on June 4, 2021 – only on Netflix.

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