With the release of "Sweet Home" on Netflix several cast members whose exact roles were not confirmed in advance have since been clarified. Among these is actor Shin Mun-sung, who has been confirmed to be playing a middle-aged security guard. Normally such a character would not have been noticed- except that with his noteworthy bloody nose, Shin Mun-sung appears to offer some hint as to how persons within the drama have been turning into monsters.
AdvertisementMoments like this also hint at a greater backstory, stoking interest in fans for a possible season two. There's plenty of material to adapt- even if the opener of "Sweet Home" suggests some important divergence with the original webtoon, as well as suggesting the death of the main character as a framing device. Shin Mun-sung generally plays unnamed and minor characters, although he did have a major role in the independent movie "Tiny Light" from earlier this year.
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"Sweet Home" is directed by Lee Eung-bok, written by Hong So-ri, Kim Hyung-min-II, Park So-jung-I, and features Song Kang, Park Gyu-young, Lee Jin-wook, Go Yoon-jung, Lee Do-hyun, Go Min-si. Broadcasting information: 2020/12/18, Fri on Netflix.
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 email@example.com. 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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