Go Ah-sung to return to the big screen in 'Because I Hate Korea'


Actor Go Ah-sung is set to return to the big screen after two years with the new film "Because I Hate Korea," according to the film's production company Mocushura on Tuesday.

"Because I Hate Korea" is about a woman in her 20s, portrayed by Go, who departs for New Zealand, leaving behind her boyfriend and family, in search of happiness.

It began shooting in late July.

The movie is adapted from a 2015 novel of the same name by author Chang Kang-myoung.

The novel became a bestseller at the time as many young people in the country were able to sympathize with the desire to escape Korea to live in a different place with less competition and societal pressures.

The new film version of "Because I Hate Korea" is directed by Jang Geon-jae, who is best known for his films "Sleepless Night" in 2012 and "A Midsummer's Fantasia" in 2014, and drama series "Monstrous" in 2022.

Go debuted in 2006 through director Bong Joon-ho's movie "The Host." She is best known for her work in "Snowpiercer" (2013), "Office" (2014), "A Resistance" (2019) and "Samjin Company English Class" (2020).