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Published : 2014-07-20 20:55
Updated : 2014-07-20 21:52

A scene from “The Divine Move.” (Showbox)
“The Divine Move,” a South Korean film about a professional baduk player seeking revenge for the death of his brother, will debut in U.S. and Asian theaters this week, the film’s production company said Saturday.

According to Showbox, the action-noir flick starring Jung Woo-sung will reach foreign audiences on Friday, and will also be shown in seven cities in Germany from July 27 to Sept. 21., after it was invited to the Fantasy Film Festival.

Baduk is a popular strategy board game in Asia, and is better known to the West as “go.”

In the film, Jung’s character engages in illegal baduk gambling and is framed for the death of his elder brother, portrayed by actor Lee Beom-soo.

Despite being only shown to adult viewers because of violent content, it is expected to be the first South Korean film this year to bring in 3 million viewers.

The title of the movie, meanwhile, refers to the masterstroke, or move, in baduk that allows a player to win the game against an opponent. (Yonhap)