The Policeman’s Lineage (2022)

Parasite‘s Woo-sik Choi is rookie cop Choi Min-Jae. He has principles unlike his boss Park Gang-Yoon, the chief of an investigation team who may have an unrivaled arrest record but has no problem using corrupt methods. Can these two cops co-exist and tackle a case that could destroy their entire department?

Based on Japanese novel Blood of the Policeman by Joh Sasaki, this is currently the fourth biggest movie to be released in South Korea this year.

Choi Min-jae is a third generation police officer who dreams of serving the law in the same way that his grandfather and late father did. In order to receive a secret document about his father, he accepts a mission from internal affairs to monitor Park Gang-Yoon.

Par wants to capture Na-young Bin (Kwon Yul), a CEO supplying drugs to the elite and a man whose cash and connections have kept him out of prison three times. To make things worse, he rubs it in Park’s face, who wants to bring him in no matter what.

I’ve never seen a Korean cop film before. I love that the world has brought us closer so that we can experience one another’s cultures and see how we are the same and how we’re also different.

The Policeman’s Lineage is directed by Kyu-maan Lee (Wide Awake) and written by Bae Young-Ik.

You can watch it on digital, VOD and cable from Echelon Studios.

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