Korean Crime Thriller ‘Bargain’ wins Critics’ Choice Award

At the Serien Camp Festival held in Cologne, “Bargain” was honored with the award for “Critics’ Choice.” Also “Bargain” made history by being the first ever Korean series to win the award for best writing at the Canneseries Festival in France.

Whereas the television series is an adaptation of the 2015 short film of the same name that was directed by Lee Chung-hyun. It stars actors Jun Jong-Seo (“Money Heist: Korea”) and Jin Seon-kyu (“Extreme Job”) as the lead characters. The story was picked up by director Jun Woo-sung. He is a member of the production team for the short film and turned into a six-part series by him.

while the plot of “Bargain” centers on a collection of strangers who meet at a desolate hotel with the intention of striking a deal among themselves. The series picks up with the characters after they have been confined within the building by an unanticipated earthquake. They have no one they can rely on, so they have to find a means to keep themselves alive.
Out of Paramount’s global relationship with CJ ENM, “Bargain” is being developed by Paramount+ and Tving. CJ ENM is a powerhouse in the Korean entertainment industry. Paramount Global Content Distribution holds the license for it outside of the territories of Korea, Japan, and Taiwan.

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Anoosha Khan
Anoosha Khan

Anoosha Khan is a film critic and entertainment editor based in the UK. She has been reporting about celebs and movies for WatchinUK for the past year.

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