Extreme Job (Geukhanjikeob)

Korean Film Nights


A team of young narcotics detectives and their squad chief (Ryu Seung-ryong) work undercover in a chicken joint to bust a gang of organized criminals. Things take an unexpected turn when a new recipe suddenly transforms the rundown restaurant into the hottest eatery in town.

After the screening, the audience is invited to stay for a discussion with actor Ryu Seung-ryong, led by University of Houston professor Karen Fang.

About Ryu Seung-ryong
A leading figure in the Korean Wave, Ryu Seung-ryong plays a wide range of roles in genres from historical dramas to action comedies. Extreme Job marked a career transformation through his seamless synergy with his character. In the Netflix series Kingdom, Seung-ryong exhibited a charismatic presence, conveying emotions through hidden glances and restrained expressions in a captivating performance. His role in the Disney+ series Moving, as a character who is both a monster and a romanticist, led to critical acclaim.

Generous support has been provided by the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Houston.

Community partner: Korean American Society of Houston (KASH)

Extreme Job (Geukhanjikeob)

Directed by Lee Byeong-heon
(Republic of Korea, 2019, 111 minutes, in Korean and Mandarin with English subtitles)
Brown Auditorium Theater


Caroline Wiess Law Building
1001 Bissonnet Street
Houston, TX 77005
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