Hilarious blast “Extreme Job” opens Korea cinema weeks in Bahrain

Ambassador and Mrs welcoming guests (BNA)

Ambassador welcoming guests (BNA)

Manama: South Korea’s Ambassador to Bahrain Hyunmo Koo has opened the sixth edition of the Korea Cinema weeks.

Diplomatic, artistic and social figures attended “Extreme Job”, an action comedy film directed by Lee Byeong-heon, the first of four of the best and most exciting movies produced by South Korea and covering different periods and styles in December.

The audience also enjoyed the Korean flavor of kimbap, a famous Korean dish consisting of seaweed (kim), seasoned rice (bap), and other, optional ingredients.

“Extreme Job” is the first movie seen by more than 15 million viewers in Korea in 2019. It follows narcotics detectives working undercover in a chicken joint to try to bust a gang of organized criminals.

A section of spectators (BNA)

A section of spectators (BNA)

Things take an unexpected turn when their new recipe suddenly transforms the run-down restaurant into the hottest eatery in town.

On December 11, the action – thriller, “Train to Busan”, will be screened. It tells the story of father and a daughter battling for life against zombies on a train trip to Busan. “Train to Busan” is another box office hit that has attracted more than 10 million viewers in Korea in its release year.

The third show movie, On December 18, will be “Keys to the heart” starring the international fame Lee Byung-hun in a comical drama of two brothers, one inflected with autism, uniting to find the right tunes for brotherhood.

The fourth movie, on December 25, will have the historical comedy “Detective K: Secret of the Lost Island”. An adventurous journey set in the 19th year of King Jeongjo’s reign of a detective and his sidekick investigating a deadly counterfeiting ring threatening the Joseon dynasty.


The 2019 Korea Movie Weeks is open for public every Wednesday at 7 pm, in the Seef Mall Cineco Complex, theatre no. 13.

Movies and TV series from South Korea, a country that celebrates this year a century of cinematic production, have become increasingly popular outside the Korean Peninsula.

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