The Divine Fury
The Divine Fury (Korean: 사자; Hanja: 使者; RR: Saja; lit. emissary, with connotations of the underworld) is a 2019 South Korean action horror film written and directed by Kim Joo-hwan. It stars Park Seo-joon, Ahn Sung-ki and Woo Do-hwan. The film was released on July 31, 2019.
|The Divine Fury|
|Directed by||Kim Joo-hwan|
|Written by||Kim Joo-hwan|
|Music by||Koo Ja-wan|
|Distributed by||Lotte Entertainment|
|Box office||$11.1 million|
The film tells the story of Yong-hoo (Park Seo-joon) , a martial arts champion who gains divine powers to fight against a powerful evil force. After a tragic childhood, which involved the deaths of his parents, Yong-hoo has harbored deep resentment towards the Almighty. He uses this anger to become a successful MMA fighter. After a bout in the United States, he develops a stigmata, which forces him to seek the help of a Father Ahn (Ahn Sung-ki). The priest, who is an exorcist, sees potential in Yong-hoo after his wound defeated a demon. The two partner to battle demonic activity in Korea.
- Park Seo-joon as Yong-hoo
- Ahn Sung-ki as Father Ahn
- Woo Do-hwan as Ji-shin
- Park Ji-hyun as Soo-jin
- Jung Ji-hoon as Ho-seok
- Sim Hee-seop as Father Kim
- Lee Seol as Seol (cameo)
- Seo Jeong-yeon as Soo-jin's Mother
- Jo Eun-hyung as Hong-jin
- Park Jin-joo as Chinese restaurant delivery woman (cameo)
- Choi Woo-shik as Father Choi (cameo)
- Kim Si-eun as Nun Theresa (cameo)
- Lee Seung-hee as Possessed Man (cameo)
- Kim Seon-min as Angela
- Jung Eui-soon as Veronica
- Kim Bum-soo as Bum-soo
- Lee Chan-yoo as Yong-hoo (young)
- Ryu Kyung-soo as Doctor
The film was released in cinemas in Australia and New Zealand on August 8, 2019, licensed by Purple Plan and distributed by Magnum Films, and in the United States and Canada on August 16, 2019, distributed by Well Go USA Entertainment.
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In cinemas 8 August/Magnum Films/Lotte Entertainment/Purple Plan
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UNITED STATES: August 16, 2019/CANADA: August 16, 2019
- Australia and New Zealand official web page
- U.S. and Canada official web page
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- The Divine Fury at HanCinema
- The Divine Fury at IMDb
- The Divine Fury at Metacritic
- The Divine Fury at Box Office Mojo
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- The Divine Fury at Rotten Tomatoes