“Friend, The Great Legacy
,” which came out to theaters across South Korea on November 14, is getting a scheduled North American release to theaters according to Beyond Hollywood. A trailer
, with English subtitles, has been made available for viewing. The movie is being named “Friend 2: The Legacy
” for North American audiences and it will have a theatrical release come December 13, 2013. It is the sequel to the 2001 film called “Friend
” aka “Chingoo.” Friend, The Great Legacy is an example of what South Korea has to offer in film noir in regards to organized crime organizations.
The story of Friend 2: The Legacy takes place 17 years after the events of the first movie. It focuses on Jeon-seok who is one of the main characters from the previous film and a son of a notorious crime boss. For ordering the death of his childhood friend Dong-Soo (another main character in the previous film), Jeon-seok is sentenced to prison. In the movie, he's now out. However, he has to reclaim power if he wishes to take control of his father's gang. Thus, he aligns himself with fellow prisoner Sung-Hoon. However, the relationship gets complex as Sung-Hoon is the son of Dong-Soo. While there's the main plot, there's the complex subplot that directly connects these two protagonists together.