The movie “Professional Mr. Baek,” starring actors Yoon Shi Yoon and Yeo Jin Gu, has finally received a premiere date for April 3.
“Professional Mr. Baek” is about a famous professional golfer, Baek Se Jin (Yoon Shi Yoon) who loses everything after a drunk-driving accident and ends up becoming the golf instructor of a group of students at an island village school. “The golfer who came to play and was roped into being a teacher,” is how Baek Se Jin is described on the movie poster.
The movie will tell the story of the school’s six students, led by representative Lee Byung Joo (Yeo Jin Gu), described as “the unstoppable bad boy,” and their teacher Baek Se Jin, and the troubles they encounter in their quest to save the school from closing down.
“Professional Mr. Baek” was filmed in 2011, so this was actually Yoon Shi Yoon’s follow-up project to “Baker King Kim Tak Gu,” and Yeo Jin Gu was not as famous as he is today. This explains why the actors look younger in the movie, especially Yeo Jin Gu, who was 14 in that time.
The star-studded supporting cast includes a list of familiar faces: Park Sang Myun plays Yeo Jin Gu’s father, while Chun Ho Jin, Lee Kyung Young and Lee Byung Joon also appear in the film.
“Professional Mr. Baek” (the Korean title literally means 100%) promises to be both funny and touching, and perhaps the poster text sums up what movie-goers can expect, “Two men present, a joyful miracle!”
“Professional Mr. Baek” premieres on April 3.