Don’t make any noise, or the bomb will explode! The distinctive element of Sound Terror Action Korean Movie Decibel, which doubles the immersion & tension of the movie, is the unpredictable story depicted through the tight confrontation of the two main characters, ‘the former Navy Commander who became the target of terrorism’ and ‘the Bomb Designer who once was a Navy Lieutenant & Mensa member.’
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Director’s Note and Synopsis
“Compared to ordinary time bombs shown in other movies, ‘Sound-responsive Bomb’ in DECIBEL has different features. Once it reaches a certain noise threshold, the remaining time to the explosion will drop by half. When it happens in the place like a football stadium or a waterpark, where the big noise can be generated from anywhere, the protagonist cannot control the noise, being driven into extremity, so I thought it will give more tension to the movie.”Director Hwang In-ho
Former Lieutenant Commander Do-yeong (Kim Rae-won) suffers from PTSD caused by a harrowing submarine accident that claimed the lives of his colleagues. Despite being revered as a national hero, he carries guilt and is tormented by his estrangement from his family.
One day, Do-yeong receives a cryptic phone call from a mysterious person, threatening to blow up a football stadium with improvised explosives triggered by a certain decibel. Just in time, Do-yeong saves innocent lives, but the terrorist remains determined to cause more casualties, including targeting Do-yeong’s wife and daughter. Now he must race against the clock to track the terrorist down and save his family as well as other people. Amid this impossible task, the unforeseen consequences of a secret he buried in the depths of the sea resurface.
Decibel Director and Cast
Director Hwang In-ho
The director Hwang In-ho, who has high-quality directing skills regardless of genre, and who shows excellence in character-driven storytelling, introduces this Korean movie as “an action movie in which characters are important, and audiences can have fun following those characters” with various attractions & overwhelming tensions. To immerse people in the situation that everything with sound can trigger the bomb, the composition of the story was the most important to show a cat-and-mouse game between the two main characters, ‘the target of the bomb’ and ‘the bomb designer.’
Kim Rae-won as Kang Do-yeong
The lead actor Kim Rae-won, Lead actor Kim Rae-won, known for his roles in a variety of genres, including action and crime movies, expressed his feeling when he read the script for the first time, showing his satisfaction and immersion in the story while reading the script.
“I didn’t even notice how many hours had passed, because it was so speedy and fun.”Kim Rae-won
He plays the ‘former Navy Commander targeted by terrorism’ who receives a mysterious phone call from the bomb designer and becomes embroiled in a terrorist plot. He gets a warning of terrorism without knowing the reason or where the target place is, and his choice and action determine whether the bomb explodes or not. However, under the strict surveillance of the terrorist (the bomb designer), he cannot notify the situation to anyone. His solitary struggle to prevent the terrorist bomb attack across the city will make the audiences feel the extreme tension and thrill.
Lee Jong-suk as Jeon Tae-sung
Meanwhile, Lee Jong-suk plays the role of ‘the bomb designer who once was a Navy Lieutenant & Mensa member,’ who tightens the confrontation between the two characters and raises the tension of the story to a higher level. He creates dangerous situations with the sound-responsive bomb all around the city and gives inevitable missions to the main character. As our protagonist wants to stop the bombing, he has no choice but to follow the orders of the bomber. No one knows his intention or the reason for terrorism, but he continues to warn of another bomb attack and drag the audience into an unpredictable story.
Jung Sang-hoon as Oh Dae-o
An all-round entertainer who appears in plays, musicals, and entertainment shows, as well as movies and TV series, Jung Sang-hoon, makes his appearance in the movie as ‘a journalist who happens to get involved in the terror incident,’ making the story richer while helping the protagonist and following the lead.
Park Byung-eun as Cha Young-han
With his excellent acting skills across various genres, Park Byung-eun plays ‘an agent from Defense Security Command,’ giving a different point of view and speeding up the progress of the story.
Cha Eun-woo as Jeon Tae-ryong
The rising idol actor, Cha Eun-woo, plays the ‘Petty Officer 1st class, Sonic Wave Detector of Navy submarine.’ He shows detailed acting by taking advice from real officers and professionals to understand his character better. His appearance on screen raises expectations about the teamwork of the hottest actors.
“I’m honored and proud that I could work with the great actors and director.”Cha Eun-woo
Decibel supporting cast
Moreover, supporting actors like Lee Sang-hee and Cho Dal-hwan and the special appearance of Lee Min-ki will also fill the screen with diversity. With these great casts and their impeccable performances, the action Korean movie Decibel will capture the heart of the audiences.
There’s no better way to spend your cozy weekend than watching an all-star adrenaline-pumping action Korean movie! Don’t miss the premiere of the hit action thriller Decibel on Saturday, June 10, at 9PM(JKT) on tvN Movies.
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