Headlined by Korean superstar Yoo Ah-in of UAA & Co Inc., a subsidary of the Group’s associated company, Spackman Media Group Limited, DEFAULT depicts the behind‐the‐scenes story of the tumultuous week leading up to the rescue package agreed upon between the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the Republic of Korea to prevent bankruptcy during the 1997 Asian Financial Crisis.
The film also stars veteran actress Kim Hye-soo, Heo Jun-ho, Jo Woo-jin and French actor Vincent Cassel.
In Default, Yoo Ah-in plays a mega investor betting against the country’s fortunes. Kim Hye-Soo acts as the leader of the monetary policy team at the Bank of Korea, and French actor Vincent Cassel takes on the role of the managing director of IMF. The film marks the first South Korean project of Vincent Cassel, who starred in French independent films La Haine and L’appartment, as well as Hollywood movies OCEAN’S TWELVE, OCEAN’S THIRTEEN and BLACK SWAN.
Directed by Choi Kook-hee, Default was previously screened at the 71st Cannes International Film Festival in May 2018.