Netflix’s latest release, ‘My Name Is Loh Kiwan,’ delves into the compelling narrative of a North Korean defector facing adversities in Belgium. This eagerly anticipated film, based on Cho Hae-jin’s novel and directed by Kim Hee-jin, captures the heart-wrenching journey of its protagonist, Loh Kiwan, played by the talented Song Joong-ki.
In the recently revealed teaser, viewers catch a glimpse of Loh Kiwan’s resilience as he confronts the harsh realities of life in Belgium after escaping North Korea. The storyline revolves around a 20-year-old from North Hamgyong Province who illegally enters Belgium, with a relentless broadcaster tracking his every move.
However, despite his struggles, the Belgian court denies Loh Kiwan refugee status, setting off a chain of impactful events. Throughout this ordeal, he crosses paths with Mari, portrayed by Choi Sung Eun, introducing an emotional layer to the film. The teaser adeptly conveys the hardships that Loh Kiwan must endure on his journey.
The cast, led by Song Joong-ki, includes Cho Han-cheul, Kim Sung-roung, Lee Il-hwa, Lee Sang-hee, and Seo Hyun-woo. Directed by Kim Hee-jin, ‘My Name is Loh Kiwan’ is poised for a global release on Netflix on March 1.
As viewers eagerly await the film’s debut, the captivating portrayal of Loh Kiwan’s struggles promises to shed light on the challenges faced by North Korean defectors in foreign lands. ‘My Name Is Loh Kiwan’ stands as a poignant exploration of resilience, courage, and the human spirit against insurmountable odds.