Park Ki Woong and Nam Gyu Ri Have an Unconventional Romance in “Mad Sad Bad – Saw You”


The movie “Mad Sad Bad – Saw You” forewarned about its unconventional romance.

Director Han Ji Seung, who received praise for maturing his ability in melodramas to the next step through the drama “Age of Feelings,” is attempting an unconventional melodrama about zombie romance in ‘Mad Sad Bad – Saw You’.

“Mad Sad Bad” is a 3D movie containing three stories from directors Ryu Seung Wan, Han Ji Seung and Kim Tae Yong, and the movie was selected as the opening film at the 15th Jeonju International Film Festival. Among the parts of the film is “Saw You” from director Han Ji Seung, in which it contains a story about a zombie situation where the original curers and humans end up living through the development of a cure while also touching upon the memories and love stories of those involved.

Nam Gyu Ri appears as a beautiful zombie and Park Ki Woong as a human who controls the zombies, so the anticipation of the movie and the chemistry these two will show together is rising.

Director Han Ji Seung has a basic interest towards 3D movies, as he relayed about the opportunity to participate in this project. Through this project, it will be his second 3D project after the 3D short film “Chaos”, which was about zombies. 

The relationship between the characters is one of the movie’s strong points, and the movie affectionately portrays romance between zombies and humans. There’s anticipation toward the zombie genre, as this is the birth of a new melodrama never before seen in a Korean movie that mixes action and horror. Movie buffs are already claiming this movie as the birth of the Korean “Warm Bodies”, which was a movie depicting zombie romance and was a hit around the whole world, and the anticipation toward “Saw You” is increasing.

This movie is receiving a lot of interest mainly due to Nam Gyu Ri’s transformation as a “flower zombie” and Park Ki Woong, who is a bad guy to Nam Gyu Ri. Though these two are friends of the same age in real life, this is their first project together, so they stated that the chemistry both show wasn’t expected. Nam Gyu Ri had to put on makeup that took a lot of time in order to become a zombie, and while that may have been a burden as an actress, Nam Gyu Ri stated “Since I don’t have to look pretty, it’s more comfortable.”

Park Ki Woong gathered massive popularity after the 2013 movie “Secretly, Greatly”, so he received a lot of love calls and scenarios, but the reason he chose “Saw You” was “Because I don’t want to become an actor fixed on one image.” It is worth paying attention to Park Ki Woong’s transformation into a charming bad guy in this movie.

Meanwhile, “Saw You”, “Ghost” and “Picnic” plan to open in theaters next month on May 15 together as “Mad Sad Bad”.