‘Lingering tension of two cops. Who will you trust’
The Policeman’s Lineage is a 2022 Korean crime film about a rookie policeman who teams up with a veteran cop to investigate a tough case. Unfortunately, the stressful case turns the police force upside down.
Directed by Kyu-mann Lee (Hwan-sang-geuk-jang; Children…; Wide Awake) from a screenplay written by Bae Young-Ik. Produced by Han-seung Lee (The Tower) and executed produced by Hyun-joo Jung (The Gangster, The Cop, The Devil).
The Leeyang Film production stars Woo-sik Choi (Parasite), Cho Jin-woong (The Handmaiden), Park Myeong-hoon (Parasite) and Hee-soon Park (Dr Brain).
In the US, The Policeman’s Lineage will be released on Cable, Digital and On-Demand (VOD) by Echelon Studios on June 7, 2022.
“The Policeman’s Lineage stands as a movie full of clichés. A movie that you have seen many times before. From the visual style of the film to the music and the overplayed twists and turns, The Policeman’s Lineage falls into mediocrity.” 5/10 Fiction Horizon
“While I did not care much about its main characters mainly defined by their rote genre clichés and conventions, I was frequently confused as it often failed to clarify to me what is exactly going on among its main characters, and I only became more aware of numerous plot holes and contrivances strewn throughout the movie.” Seongyong’s Private Place
Cast and confirmed characters:
Cho Jin-woong … Park Gang Yoon
Choi Woo-sik … Choi Min Jae
Hee-soon Park … Hwang In Ho
Kwon Yul … Na Young Bin
Park Myeong-hoon … Cha Dong Cheol