Trailer: ‘My Name is Loh Kiwan’

By   |  Mar 4, 2024

‘My Name is Loh Kiwan’ (로기완) is a 2024 South Korean romantic drama written and directed by Kim Hee-Jin.

Based on the novel ‘I Met Loh Kiwan’ by Cho Hae-Jin, the film revolves around the relationship that develops between a North Korean defector struggling to obtain refugee status in Belgium, and a Korean-Belgian woman who has lost her will to live. The cast includes Song Joong-Ki, Choi Sung-Eun, Jo Han-Chul, Kim Sung-Ryoung, and Lee Sang-Hee.

Synopsis: Loh Ki-Wan (Song Joong-Ki) is a North Korean defector. He arrived in the unfamiliar country of Belgium from North Korea because of his mother Ok-Hee (Kim Sung-Ryoung). He wants to settle down there, but his only hope is to receive refugee status from the Belgian government. He fights to get that. Loh Ki-Wan then meets Mari (Choi Sung-Eun). She used to be a Korean, but she has now received Belgian citizenship. In the past, she was a shooter. Unlike Loh Ki-Wan, who came to Belgium to live a new life, Mari doesn’t have a reason to live. They have an unpleasant first meeting but eventually fall in love with each other. [Source: AsianWiki]

‘My Name is Loh Kiwan’ was released exclusively on Netflix on March 1, 2024.

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