“A Millionaire on the Run” is another Korean caper flick that mixes comedy, drama, thrills and social commentary, directed by Kim Ik Ro, who previously worked as assistant director on horror “The Doll Master” and youth drama “Singles”. The film is notable for marking the big screen debut of Park Jin Young (or JYP), one of the most popular figures of the Korean entertainment industry of the last couple of decades, a singer, dancer, producer and song writer who also owns his own company, JYP Entertainment, which represents some of the country’s biggest pop names. Joining him as a man on the run is actress Min Hyo Rin (“Sunny”), with the award winning actor Jo Sung Ha (“Yellow Sea”) in the film’s villainous role.
Park Jin Young plays Choi Young In, a downtrodden corporate middle manager type whose boss Han (Jo Sung Ha) uses him and his colleague Kim (Jo Jing Woong, “Nameless Gangster”) to deliver bribes and kick-backs as part of a lobbying scheme involving a crooked politician. When a 5 million dollar delivery goes badly wrong, Choi finds himself on the run with the money, Han and his violent gangster business partner (Jo Hie Bong, “Blind”) on his tail. While trying to keep one step ahead of his pursuers, his path crosses with that of a young woman called Mi Ri (Min Hyo Rin), who is similarly on the run after inadvertently stealing diamonds from another crook. With a misunderstanding sending the police after them as well, the two join forces to clear their names and get even.