Promotion for "The World of the Married" has kicked into high gear, as the upcoming jTBC drama hopes to take advantage of the strong lead-in offered by its soon to be completed predecessor "Itaewon Class". The latest posters from the drama have an ominous theme, even as they used red string imagery.
The red string of fate is an idea from East Asian mythology that a person is bound to their true love by an invisible red string. The use of such imagery in "The World of the Married" is surprising, as the titular couple played by Kim Hee-ae and Park Hae-joon engage in bitterly vengeful reprisals against each other.
"The World of the Married" comes from director Mo Wan-il, who directed the similarly themed "Misty" back in 2018. Kim Hee-ae has expressed strong admiration for his directing style, which includes much detail and sensation. Park Hae-joon also had praise for the director's ability to communicate a great deal in a single shot, as well as the relative freedom he allows to his actors when it comes to developing their characters.
Written by William Schwartz
"The World of the Married" is directed by Mo Wan-il, written by Joo Hyeon-I, and features Kim Hee-ae, Park Hae-joon, Park Sun-young, Kim Young-min, Lee Kyung-young, Kim Sun-kyung. Broadcasting information in Korea: 2020/03/27~Upcoming, Fri, Sat 23:00 on jTBC.
Staff writer. Has been writing articles for HanCinema since 2012, having lived in South Korea since 2011. Started out in Gyeongju, then to Daegu, then to Ansan, then to Yeongju, then to Seoul, lived on the road for HanCinema's travel diaries series in the summer of 2016, and is currently settled in Anyang. Has good tips for utilizing South Korea's public bus system. William Schwartz can be contacted via firstname.lastname@example.org. He also has a substack at williamschwartz.substack.com where he discusses the South Korean film industry in broader terms and takes suggestions for future movies to review.
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