|Theatrical 4th Nov. 2022
"A twisty, action-packed political thriller that keeps you guessing" VARIETY
"There’s a steely precision to Hunt’s gun battles, explosions and vehicular menace that’s overwhelming and kinetic" SCREEN DAILY
“Plenty of thrills that should play like gangbusters” SLASHFILM
“A dense and bloody spy thriller ” THE WRAP
“Robust, relentless, blood-splattered mayhem” TOTAL FILM
Altitude announce that the outstanding Korean action thriller HUNT is being released in UK and Irish cinemas and on Altitude.film and other digital platforms from 4 November.
The Korean box office smash HUNT is directed by and stars the soon-to-be-a-household-name South Korean superstar Lee Jung-jae - winner of an Emmy Award for his role in the phenomenon Squid Game, and starring in next year’s Star Wars series The Acolyte. His directorial debut - nominated for the Golden Camera at this year’s Cannes Film Festival - is packed with terrific set pieces, a complex, engrossing plot, and superb performances. The film will receive its UK premiere at the London East Asia Film Festival (LEAFF), on 19 October at the Odeon Luxe, Leicester Square. Lee will be in attendance for a Q&A and to introduce the Opening Gala screening.
Set during the political turmoil of South Korea in the 1980s, Lee plays an intelligence chief tasked, along with Jung Woo-sung (The Good The Bad The Weird), with rooting out 'Donglim', a mole who's leaks are threatening the country’s national security. Recalling Cantonese classic Infernal Affairs (and its remake The Departed), the incredible stunt choreography of The Raid, and political thrillers No Way Out and In The Line Of Fire, with some big scale shoot-outs (including a nail biting gun battle on the streets of Tokyo) that wouldn’t look out of place in Heat, HUNT is a slick, smart debut, with all the intrigue, espionage, suspense and frenetic action you can handle.
Fans of recent outstanding Korean cinema hits Train to Busan and Parasite should be sure to track down Lee Jung-jae in HUNT this November, for another film that engages the mind and will thrill you to the core.
SYNOPSIS: After a group of operatives on a top secret government mission are gunned down, Korean Foreign Intelligence Unit chief Park Pyong-ho (Lee Jung-jae) and Domestic Unit chief Kim Jung-do (Jung Woo-sung) must uncover a North Korean spy, known as Donglim, who is deeply embedded within their agency and thought to be responsible for the leak. Not knowing who to trust, paranoia and suspicion spreads throughout the department, as the two conflicting units race against the clock to find the elusive mole, and slowly start to uncover the truth – an unthinkable plot to assassinate the South Korean president.
HUNT will be the opening film at the London East Asia Film Festival (LEAFF), on October 19th at the Odeon Luxe, Leicester Square, with Lee Jung-jae in attendance for a Q&A and to introduce the screening.
Altitude Media Group is the independent UK based studio launched in 2012 by chairman Will Clarke and joint-CEO Andy Mayson. The group comprises of Altitude Film Production, Altitude Film Sales with Managing Director Mike Runagall, Altitude Film Distribution with Managing Director Lia Devlin, Altitude Factual with Managing Director Paul Sowerbutts and Altitude Television. Since 2020, US based investment group 30WEST have held a significant minority stake in the group.
Since launching in 2013 Altitude Film Distribution have proudly supported talented filmmakers and given their films the dynamic and bold releases they deserve.
To date Altitude have championed over 150 films, ranging from the Academy and BAFTA award-winners, MOONLIGHT, ROCKS, MINARI, 20 FEET FROM STARDOM, AMY, I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO through to critically acclaimed THE FLORIDA PROJECT, DIEGO MARADONA, LADY MACBETH, BEAST, THE RIDER, LES MISÉRABLES, WHITNEY and more.
Altitude’s recent releases include feature documentary THE PRINCESS from Academy Award-nominee Ed Perkins,Ari Folman’s WHERE IS ANNE FRANK, KURT VONNEGUT: UNSTUCK IN TIME from acclaimed director Bob Weide, Clio Barnard’s BIFA award-winning ALI & AVA, Blerta Basholli’s triple Sundance Film Festival-winner HIVE, Palme D’Or winner TITANE from writer and director Julia Ducournau, Oliver Stone’s JFK REVISITED: THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS, Alex Winter’s ZAPPA, , Russell Crowe thriller UNHINGED, , HORRIBLE HISTORIES: THE MOVIE – ROTTEN ROMANS, Jonah Hill’s MID90S and Brian Welsh’s BEATS. In 2020 Altitude partnered with the WWF on the global event release of DAVID ATTENBOROUGH: A LIFE ON OUR PLANET, which became the widest ever released documentary in the UK and Ireland.
Forthcoming releases include HUNT, directed by and starring SQUID GAMES’ Lee Jung-jae, Venice Golden Lion winner ALL THE BEAUTY AND THE BLOODSHED from Academy Award-winning director Laura Poitras, Georgia Oakley’s acclaimed and powerful debut BLUE JEAN, BUTCHER’S CROSSING starring Nicolas Cage and Fred Hechinger, supernatural thriller TALK TO ME, the debut feature from film-making duo RackaRacka, MAD ABOUT THE BOY – THE NOËL COWARD STORY from writer and director Barnaby Thompson, and the yet to be titled feature documentary on iconic British filmmaking duo Powell & Pressburger narrated by Martin Scorsese and directed by David Hinton.